Club collects feminine products for patients

first_imgNotre Dames is asking students to help pad boxes with feminine hygiene products for the next two weeks in an initiative — the Code Red Collection — to donate the products to patients at the Sister Maura Brannick, C.S.C., Health Center who cannot afford these items.Senior Alison Leddy, founder and president of Notre Dames, said this is the group’s second service project of the year.“Something new this year is we’ve been trying to do a lot more service, so this Code Red Collection is our service event for this semester,” Leddy said. “Last semester, we did an event called Blankets for Breast Cancer, so we tied fleece blankets, and we donated them to women who were recently diagnosed at the Moreau Breast Cure Center.”While many people cannot fathom being unable to afford feminine hygiene products, it is a widespread societal issue that deserves attention, Leddy said.“I had been to a presentation by a Notre Dame alumna, and she started an organization called SHE, which is Sustainable Health Enterprises, which focuses on helping women and girls in Rwanda and Kenya being able to manufacture and use their own feminine products,” she said. “Sitting there, realizing that that’s such a form of privilege that I had never really known, or acknowledged in the past, I think that to me it was kind of jarring. … We kind of want Notre Dame to pause and to think about that.”Senior Brianna Prusakowski, vice president of Notre Dames, said the group has taken steps to allow people off campus or those who might feel uncomfortable donating feminine products to contribute to the cause.“We currently have a Facebook event up that includes a link to our student shop for people that would prefer to donate money, or [for] people that aren’t here,” Prusakowski said. “We’re reaching out to ND Women Connect so that they can reach out to their local chapters. … If those groups want to mail us products, or if they want to donate money, we’re open to that.”Prusakowski said Notre Dames hopes people who do not need to use feminine products understand the significance of the issue and choose to assist the group in its efforts in some way.“I think the vision with this, as well as with Dames in general, is that a lot of the things we talk about, this in particular, is not restricted to a women’s issue — it’s a health issue,” she said. “We want to be open and inclusive to all people who care about [this], which we would hope would be everyone. … It’s important, and we need a lot of help on this because we can donate all we want, but we need on a larger scale.”Leddy said she would like this event to open up greater discussion on the topic of menstruation. She also encouraged students to attend the group’s weekly meetings on Tuesday nights to learn more about why this problem exists.“That fact that there is such a stigma on even saying the word ‘period,’ then we lose a chance or an opportunity to really talk about the issues that come with that and thinking about policy-related things,” Leddy said. “People are welcome to come to our Talk it Out Tuesday discussion [in the Dooley Room at LaFortune] to learn a little bit more about this as sort of a broader, societal issue, and also, just talk about the stigma and about the realities of menstruation, which we don’t really talk enough about — but they exist.”Notre Dames will be taking donations Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. outside the Dooley Room and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the elevator lobby of LaFortune.Tags: Code Red, feminine hygiene, Notre Dameslast_img read more

Video briefing: what’s next in dairy drinks?

first_imgYazoo – Choc-Hazelicious  Launch date: September 2020Avocado dip brand Holy Moly has hopped over to RTDs with a trio of flavoured shakes. Plant-based and low in fat, Strawberry Almond, Chocolate Almond and Banana Almond Nutshakes are launching into Sainsbury’s in 750ml and 250ml bottles. What’s hot?So we’ve seen premiumisation continue at steady growth. And of course, coffee is really going nowhere. As coffee culture has grown in the UK we’ve seen coffee RTDs, new flavours and now we expect to see more.  What’s not?Protein and breakfast drinks. Breakfast has been heralded as the most important meal of the day and this makes it the one where consumers are least likely to compromise. It’s been really hard for brands to get this right and to balance nutrition and taste perfectly and as a consequence there are only a handful of winners. Consumers are seeming to switch back out for other products that meet their tastes.What’s next?Dairy alternatives. They’re growing at a rate of knots and much faster than any of the other health trends. And sustainability: it’s an ever-growing focus in consumer’s minds and it incorporates everything from farming to packaging disposal. Shaken Other – Strawberry Coconut Milkshake Launch date: September 2020Shaken Udder has just launched its first plant-based product, Shaken Other. The Chocolate flavour launched in Tesco in July and the Strawberry flavour is due to launch in Sainsbury’s on 23 September. Holy Moly – Nutshakecenter_img What’s new? Four new on-the-go dairy drinks with indulgent flavours Tom Parker Creamery – Strawberries & Cream  Launch date: January 2020Served in a sustainable glass bottle, this classic British summer combination is the latest launch from Tom Parker Creamery. The drink is made by blending whole milk from the free-range cows at the Parker family farm in Hampshire with strawberry purée. It’s available from Milk & More.   Launch date: March 2020 This nutty flavour marks the third limited-edition launch from Yazoo over the past couple of years. Suitable for nut allergy sufferers, this chocolate-hazelnut flavour combo will be available in one-litre and 400ml on-the-go bottles until February next year.,FrieslandCampinalast_img read more

DAEC holds service to observe 8th anniversary since Dominica was dedicated to God.

first_imgFaithLifestyleNews DAEC holds service to observe 8th anniversary since Dominica was dedicated to God. by: – April 8, 2011 Tweet Photo credit: bahamaselectricity.comThe Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches will this evening hold a special service in observance of the country’ 8th anniversary since it was dedicated to God.Eight years ago government officials, the Christian community and other Dominicans gathered in large numbers to dedicate Dominica to God and to pray for direction of the nation.Dominica was at the time going through its own political turmoil and financial crises coupled with violence and crime.One of the executive members of the DAEC Michel Jean Jacques says this year’s anniversary will be celebrated with a service of thanksgiving to God for preserving the nation.Jean Jacques said there will not be any special addresses from Government ministers tonight; however he would like many persons from all faiths to attend.The service will be held at the auditorium of the people’s church from 7:30 pm.Dominica Vibes News Share 39 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more