collecting supplies for women in need

March 8th is International Women’s Day

In the spirit of service towards an organization which supports women in our community, some staff will be utilizing the day to collect supplies for the Interfaith Works Shelter at both our Eastside and Westside locations from 10am – 4pm on March 8th

We invite you to look at the list below and see if there is something you can donate. You may have some of these items at home already. All donations will be taken to the Interfaith Works Shelter to be distributed to those in need.

Click here to donate directly to the shelter

The Olympia Food Co-op will continue to collect donations at our Customer Service desks through May 8th.

click here for PDF of this flyer

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
Anti-acid
Anti-biotic ointment
Band-Aids
Chapstick
Cough Drops
Deodorant
Disposable razors
Earplugs
Floss
Foot/body powder
Gauze pads
Ibuprofen
Medical tape
Multi-Vitamins
OTC Cold Medicine/CoughSuppressant
Small first aid kits
Tampons and Pads
Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
Tooth Brushes
Tooth Paste
Travel size-Shampoo-conditioner-lotion
Tylenol
Vitamin C

FOOD
Bars and other small non-perishable snacks
Cereal
Coffee (decaf and regular)
Dried Fruit/Nuts/Trail Mix
Instant Soups
Powdered Creamer
Sugar
Tea bags

CLOTHING & GEAR
Backpacks
Batteries
Blankets
Coats & jackets
Flash lights
Hand Warmers
Hoodies
Long Underwear & Leggings
Pants
Rain gear
Rain ponchos
Sleeping Bags
Tarps
Tents
T-shirts & Long Sleeved & Flannels
Underwear
Waterproof boots & shoes

In addition, the Co-op supports A Day Without A Woman, a general strike in recognition of the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — and the pervasive and systemic gender-based inequalities that still exist within our society, from the wage gap, to vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. Women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

The Women’s General Strike demands
An end to all forms of violence and oppression against all women
An end to domestic and sexual violence
Complete reproductive freedom and access to safe medical services
An end to the systemic oppression of black, indigenous, Muslim, immigrant and trans women
An end to workplace harassment, discrimination and the gender wage gap
Free childcare and full funding for public education
RESPECT for all women of the world

Click here for more information on the general strike