Pe­riod purses

The Glengarry News - - News - - News Staff

For the en­tire month of Fe­bru­ary, three lo­cal busi­nesses are col­lect­ing “Pe­riod Purses” – or purses that are stuffed with fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts – so they can be do­nated to women in need.

The ini­tia­tive was started by So­nia Ques­nel, a 19-year-old part-time em­ployee of the B&B Food Mart. “I felt like God was putting this on my heart to give back,” ex­plains Miss Ques­nel, who goes to church at Re­vive in Alexan­dria. “I loved what Pe­riod Purse does and de­cided to do a mini-drive here.” So far, it’s proven ex­tremely pop­u­lar. Miss Ques­nel says she’s al­ready col­lected 15 purses and the month isn’t even half over.

The Pe­riod Purse project is look­ing for tam­pons, pads, Diva Cups, de­odor­ant, den­tal care prod­ucts, socks and un­der­wear, flush­able wipes, hand san­i­tizer, lo­tions, face­cloths, soaps, sham­poo, cho­co­late, candy, scarves, hats, and mit­tens. Please do not send med­i­ca­tion, mouth­wash, nail clip­pers, nail files, sewing kits, and ra­zors.

All do­na­tions will be packed in purses and do­nated to a shel­ter in Hawkes­bury. If you have any empty purses ly­ing around, you can do­nate those too.

Items can be dropped off at B&B Food Mart (167 Bishop St.) and A&C Up­hol­stery (284 Main St. N.) in Alexan­dria and J’s &A’s Con­ve­nience Store at 4162 County Road 34 in Green Val­ley.

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