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Citron Hygiene and Aunt Flow combat period poverty in Ukraine
Citron Hygiene, a global washroom hygiene services company, and Aunt Flow, provider of free vending period product machines, are donating 20,000 period products to support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
With the help of I Support The Girls (ISTG), a non-profit organisation that helps impoverished women, they are getting these essential feminine hygiene products to those who need them in Ukraine.
"We are committed to combating period poverty," says Robert Guice, CEO of Citron Hygiene. "We help businesses, companies and institutions across the UK and North America to satisfy the basic needs of females and other menstruators who use their public washrooms by providing them free menstrual products for emergency use and proper, safe disposal units for them. By partnering with Aunt Flow and ISTG, we extend our support of period dignity to Ukraine."
Claire Coder, CEO and founder of Aunt Flow, adds: "By donating these period products to affected Ukrainians, we hope this will be a small but meaningful way to help. With so much going on, menstruators should not need to worry about how to access essentials like tampons or pads. We're so grateful to Citron Hygiene and ISTG for partnering with us to make this donation possible to support the health, hygiene, and safety of those in Ukraine and globally."
You can join Citron Hygiene and Aunt Flow in combating period poverty around the globe by donating what you can to ISTG and other organisations committed to this cause.
Founded in 1996, Citron Hygiene is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has service locations throughout Canada, US, and the UK.
Claire Coder founded Aunt Flow after getting her period in public without the supplies needed. At 18, she dedicated her life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide high-quality menstrual products for free in bathrooms. Now, 900-plus companies have joined the menstrual movement with Aunt Flow, providing free-vend dispensers stocked with 100% organic tampons and pads. For every 10 tampons and pads sold, Aunt Flow donates one to a menstruator in need.
14th April 2022