Dignity Cup competition winner announced
The lives of hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable women and girls will be improved with over 2200 sanitary products donated across seven Commonwealth agencies through last month’s cross-agency Dignity Cup competition.
Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre again took out the honours by donating the largest amount of products per head.
Questacon received the ‘Dignity Cup’ trophy for the second time after winning the inaugural event in April. All agencies take away the knowledge that they have contributed to bettering the lives of homeless women, girls and transgender men across the country.
“It is great to be a part of this wonderful cause, helping better the lives of women in our community,” said Questacon General Manager, Kate Driver.
Agency support is crucial for the success of the Cup, and each participating agency received approval to promote the competition and display the eye-catching donation boxes at prime locations in their buildings.
Novel fundraising ideas included hosting TED talks and bake sales and throughout the month, Cottons Australia was matching every online donation in a 2 for 1 offer.
All items donated through the Dignity Cup will be distributed to Australian homeless shelters and services via Share the Dignity, an Australian charity. Twenty charities local to the ACT and Queanbeyan requested donations of products, including Communities @ Work which provides pads and tampons for free via their Community Pantries.
Participants in the Dignity Cup
Participating Commonwealth agencies were Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre; Attorney-General’s Department; Geoscience Australia; the Departments of Health; Employment; Industry, Innovation and Science; and Education and Training.
Would your agency be interested in participating in next year’s Dignity Cup? Contact [email protected] for more information.