Share the Dignity is an Australian charity which works to help disadvantaged people, particularly women. The #Dignity Drive focuses on providing sanitary items so that 'No woman should suffer the indignity of choosing between eating or buying sanitary items.'
The Goods and Services Tax has (finally) been removed from sanitary products but they are still not cheap. When the flyer below landed in my letter box I was very glad to help.
McCann's (a local real estate agent) is acting as a collection agent. When I took my contributions down I was thrilled to see that they had a great collection (and was told that it was the second or third time they had taken their collection in to the organisers in my city.
The impact of COVID-19 has meant that even more women are having to make the choice between buying food or sanitary items, with Share the Dignity reporting a 54% increase in charities registering Dignity Drive, when compared to their last drive.
The Dignity Drive will run across all Woolworths Supermarkets
and Metro stores nationally, giving customers the opportunity to donate
sanitary items via collection boxes. These will then be distributed to
girls and women who cannot afford to buy sanitary items. Other businesses are also acting as collection points.
In addition, Woolworths will donate five cents from the sale of pads, tampons and liners in to Share the Dignity, to help the charity fund more dignity vending machines that dispense free sanitary items to women experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or are facing difficult circumstances.
While Share the Dignity is an Australian charity the need still exists across the world. Perhaps there is something similar near you.
I do hope that my Australian readers will be able to donate some items to this wonderful and sadly needed drive.