By: Stacy Main, Senior Account Executive, WAXIE Sanitary Supply
WAXIE Ontario has joined with Veterans Partnering with Communities, Inc. (VPWC), which is an organization that helps support the men and women veterans and their families in our community. Hearing their stories of what they have seen, lived through and came home to is heartbreaking, so when presented with the opportunity to help give back to our veterans, WAXIE Ontario jumped at the opportunity.
Our first community project was in August 2014 for the “SHEROS” or women veterans. When men and women are serving together they are considered “equal”, however no one ever realized that women are serving all over the world with NO feminine products provided to them. As women are coming in and out of the VA Hospitals they are leaving with no personal hygiene products either (as these are not covered by the government). So the VPWC had 100 insulated bags that the WAXIE Ontario team filled with feminine and hygiene products donated by several WAXIE vendors (Kimberly-Clark Professional*, Georgia-Pacific, HOSPECO, Rubbermaid Commercial Products and ASM Waypoint – Dial) and then delivered to the VPWC where we received an overwhelming welcome and heartfelt gratitude. A big thank you to our vendors for assisting us in supporting our veterans!
Pictured are just some of the women veterans that will receive these great gift bags (on the left), as well as volunteers from WAXIE Ontario who packed the bags (on the right).
If you would like more information about the VPWC, their mission, what they do and how you can help, check out their website: http://www.veterans4communities.org/
We are looking forward to helping our men and women veterans in the coming months and we are grateful to them for serving our country!