Union backpack project overwhelmed by generosity

By Gordon Lambie

Vicky Gagné, chair of the committee for the feminine condition with the Estrie regional chapter of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec labour union told The Record that she and her colleague Bernise Martel were blown away by the support shown in a recent collection of personal hygiene products. Organized over the beginning of this year, the “Sacoches” project was originally meant to supply a collection of pre-packed bags of supplies to three local organizations working with women in need in time for Valentine’s Day, but the call for donations yielded so many that only one of the three sets is now ready.
“We had much more generosity from people than we were anticipating,” the union representative said. “The response was immediate and very large.” Although Gagné said that there was already an established tradition among union members of bringing back travel soaps and shampoos from conferences to give to people in need. See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 26 edition of The Record.

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