June 18, 2018—Grade 8 students at Park Dale School  were are asked to complete a Dragon’s Den Project for a class assignment. This project involved students creating, designing and writing a business plan that was presented to community business leaders in a Dragon’s Den format similar to the popular TV show on CBC.
Ava, Mya, Olyvia and Jess researched statistics about how many women go without personal hygiene items and how it has impacted their lives. The students wrote a business plan and proposed the launch of a not-for-profit charity organization called “The Pink Project: Women Supporting Women.” This projects is about supporting women locally, nationally and internationally who don’t have access to basic feminine hygiene products.
The Pink Project is responsible for creating care boxes containing items such as tampons, pads, razors, deodorant, a hair brush, wipes and inspirational quotes, as well as setting up distribution to under-privileged communities. These four creative students will be making beaded bracelets and selling them to generate money to buy more products and keep production going.
These resourceful girls reached out locally to Proctor & Gamble and also to Moon Sisters, a local charity that supports community Indigenous communities in the far north for help. P&G donated 100 items for the care boxes and Moon Sisters agreed to help with distribution. As a result of this community and teacher support, 100 care boxes are scheduled to be shipped to Northern Ontario.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]