Wingate School and Diamond Resorts International among the groups who helped during the campaign
In recent days the Adeje municipal ‘Help’ bank has been in receipt of a multitude of feminine hygiene products, the result of a campaign to encourage people to donate products to women suffering economic hardship. The campaign was led by the Adeje department of equality politics overseen by councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro.
According to the councillor, for too many people, “these products are not considered to be part of a person’s ‘basic needs’, but here in Adeje we recognise that they are, and that all women from about the age of 13 to the age of 55 will need to use these products once a month. This constitutes an important economic cost for a family, in particular a family in economic difficulties”, she sad.
She continued, “There continues to be too many inequalities regarding women – these products are not low cost, and for many it’s a real problem. So now our help bank will have available these products as we know they part of every woman’s basic needs”.
Also attending the press event to announce the end of the campaign were the Adeje councillors for health protection, Amada Trujillo Bencomo and for social welfare, Isabel Fernández González, and representatives of others who helped in the collection of items including Wingate School, Diamond Resorts International, the San Sebastián cooperative, Solidarios Canarios, Asgote, the Callao Salvaje Pharmacy, Sercaigua Canarias, the local libraries network and the Adeje cultural centres, the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA), and the Centro de Atención a la Diversidad Funcional Los Olivos, han sumado esfuerzos para que esta primera recaudación contara con el mayor de los apoyos.
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