Buy extra and support women in need this August
This August the Share the Dignity campaign is calling on community members to support their efforts to ensure that all women, girls, and anyone who menstruates are afforded the dignity so many take for granted.
Share the Dignity is a women’s charity in Australia, that works to make a real, on-the-ground difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or doing it tough. They distribute period products to women, girls, and anyone who menstruates who needs support. When someone is doing it tough, the last thing on their mind should be dealing with their period. From people experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and those living in crisis, the campaign aims to help the most vulnerable in our community maintain their dignity.
Share the Dignity also works on advocacy by aiming to end period poverty in Australia, they helped to axe the tampon tax in 2018 and are now focused on ensuring all public hospitals offer free sanitary items to those who need them through #paduppublichealth. They are working on ending the shame and stigma around periods through their Period Pride campaign.
Since Share the Dignity was founded in 2015, they have donated over 3 million period products to women, girls and those who menstruate, through our Dignity Drives and #ItsInTheBag campaign.
The focus of the charity is to partner with local charitable organisations and help them get products to the people that need them in our community. By donating locally, you will directly benefit someone who needs help in your own community.
The March 2021 Dignity Drive saw 162,639 period products donated.
The bi-annual Dignity Drive aims to give dignity to those experiencing period poverty through collecting period products across the country in all Woolworths stores and a number of nominated businesses.
Donations can be accepted at the listed locations in Bathurst and Lithgow. Woolworths also generously donate a percentage of the sale of all the period products sold during the Dignity Drives to Share The Dignity.
Look for the pink donation boxes in these locations
- Capital Chemist, 117 George St
- Woolworths in Stocklands Centre
- Woolworths in Bathurst City Centre
- Woolworths Lithgow
- Hometown Cafe
- Hopes Pharmacy
- Silverdale Pet Supplies
- Belle Rose Emporium
- Lithgow Workies Club
Pictured Nicole & Jaques @ Hometown Cafe