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, incontinence pads, menstrual cups etc. to our Dignity Drives across the country. We have collection points in all Woolworths stores and a number of other nominated businesses. At the end of the collection, we donate thousands of packets of unopened period products to our partner charities to help women doing it tough. Your donations help women experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence and those doing it tough. We believe every woman deserves the right to dignity.
It’s almost time for our August Dignity Drive!
With COVID-19 forcing our March Dignity Drive to end earlier than we planned, we are so excited to be back for our August drive to donate much needed period products to those in need across the country. After the fall out of the pandemic, we predict more and more Aussies will be in need of our help and we need your generous donations to do so.
Since Share the Dignity was founded, we have been able to donate 2.5 million period products 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 period 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 woman deserves the right to her dignity.
If you are a business and wish to be a collection point in August, Please confirm your participation using the link below.
Registrations to become a collection point will close at 5pm on July 19th 2020.
If you are a charity that has not worked with Share the Dignity previously and would like to begin receiving donations from us, please register via the button below.
If you have previously worked with us, you will receive an email to let us know the donations you require.
Hoping to donate?
If you would like to support Share the Dignity’s August Dignity Drive, you can donate period products at any of our collection points from August 1st to August 31st 2020. Details of all collection point locations will be available on our website from July 30th 2020.
What period products do you accept?
We accept sanitary items including pads, maternity pads, incontinence pads, new reusable pads, tampons, period-proof underwear and menstrual cups. We collect this variety of period products so every woman receives her preferred item and can be empowered to take control of her period, her way.
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 period 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 for me, one for her.
To download Dignity Drive resources including Posters and Social Media tiles, please visit Resources page.
“I loved watching customers waiting for a takeaway coffee and reading the dignity box and smiling, then returning an hour later with a bag full of donations.”
“I was overwhelmed by the positive response from not only my staff but customers, centre management and other staff in the shopping centre.”
“I have loved being a part of Share the Dignity. All of my team have embraced it and our customers have regularly commented on what a great cause it is.”