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Claim: Paper products manufacturer Seventh Generation will donate a box of sanitary products to a women's shelter for every user who clicks a link on their site.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, February 2007]
Origins: We contacted Consumer Relations at paper products manufacturer
Yes, this is a legitimate website and for each virtual donation, Seventh Generation will send a pack of organic cotton tampons or chlorine-free pads to a shelter in your state. We determine who to send the donation to based on the number of clicks we receive in one area. Our Marketing Team is working on this initiative and will have the details worked out by the end of March.We also confirmed this information with the Public Relations department at Seventh Generation, who said they had not yet decided on setting an end date or donation cap on the program. However, shortly afterwards, on
Thanks to the thousands of you who have visited this page to donate product. We are moved by your overwhelming response to this initiative and are looking forward to distributing much-needed products to shelters across North America in the coming months. Unfortunately, we have received so many clicks in the past few weeks that we are temporarily suspending the click-to-donate action until we can get all of the product out to the shelters that need it.Last updated: 12 March 2007
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