Help Us End Period Poverty

We are a women’s charity, aiming to give women the dignity they deserve. Twice a year, in March and August, we ask the public to donate pads, tampons, period underwear and menstrual cups to our #DignityDrives across the country. We have collection points in Woolworths stores and a number of other nominated businesses. At the end of the collection, we donate thousands of packets of unopened sanitary products to our partner charities to help women doing it tough. From women experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence and those doing it tough. We believe every women deserves the right to her dignity.

Our March Dignity Drive has now ended

If all goes to plan, and COVID-19 is contained, we will be back stronger than ever for our August Dignity Drive.

PLEASE NOTE: Usually we allow the public to post additional donations directly to us, but due to COVID-19 we are asking that you please hold on to any additional donations until August so we can ensure the safety of you and our team.

Since Share the Dignity was founded, we have been able to donate 2.5 million packets of pads and tampons to those in need through our Dignity Drives and It’s In The Bag campaign. Your generosity has changed the lives of so many across Australia and we are so thankful. We donate thousands of packets of unopened sanitary products to our partner charities to help women doing it tough. From women experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence and those doing it tough. We believe every women deserves the right to her dignity.

What sanitary items do you accept?

We accept sanitary items including pads, maternity pads, incontinence pads, new reusable pads, tampons, period-proof underwear and menstrual cups. We consequently collect this variety of sanitary items so every woman receives her preferred sanitary product.

All donations must be brand new, still sealed in their original packaging and must comply with Australian quality standards.We do this because no woman should have to choose between a tampon and a meal.

When you donate sanitary products to Share The Dignity, you’re donating to a charity that directly supports women in need. You’re giving a woman experiencing homelessness or financial crisis the essentials, so she doesn’t need to choose between food and dignity. The idea that women around the country are using socks or toilet paper instead of sanitary items needs to change and we need your help.

Next time you’re doing your shopping, keep in mind: one box for me, one box for her.

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Make a monetary donation

Many women need your help, now more than ever.

With the current threats of COVID-19, donations will be lower with an increasing need as many lose their jobs due to the pandemic and suffer from period poverty. If you are in a position to do so, we ask that you dig deep and help those in need by donating to us directly.