On March 8 for 24 HOURS ONLY we aim to #EndPeriodPoverty.
On International Women’s Day 2019 our latest initiative ‘Every Girl Deserves an Education’, aims to raise $100,000 to purchase and install 10 new #pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines into schools in low socio-economic areas across Australia.
We were shocked to hear that about 27% of Australian girls have had to miss school because of period poverty, with some of those girls missing up to 4 days a month! So, we are asking for your help to ensure that all girls can go to school without fearing shame and embarrassment.
Education is a right, not a privilege, and so is access to sanitary items when you need them!
By donating to #endperiodpoverty, you will be helping disadvantaged school girls, by providing them with the dignity and sanitation they deserve.
The funds raised will go directly to both purchasing, stocking and implementing each of the free vending machines into schools across Australia.
Every Girl Deserves an Education
Did you know that up to one in ten young girls don’t have access to sanitary items to manage their period?
Did you know that these young girls can miss as much as 4 days of school a month because their families cannot afford proper sanitary products to best manage their period?
Did you know that that could add up to more than 150 days of missed school across their entire education?
Do you think that this is fair?
Do you think that regardless of their financial situation, young girls should have the same right to an education as their male peers?
Do you want to help us raise the much-needed funds to end period poverty and make this a reality?
Why support the #EveryGirlDeservesAnEducation initiative?
By dedicating your International Women’s Day event to the Every Girl Deserves an Education initiative, you will be helping disadvantaged school girls escape the shame and embarrassment they would otherwise feel when they don’t have access to sanitary items, and subsequently providing them with the dignity they deserve.
The money raised from your fundraiser will go directly to purchasing and maintaining more of our specially designed #PinkBox Dignity Vending Machines, which we are planning to get installed into as many schools across Australia as we can.
How can I help?
Are you ready to put a stop to period poverty getting in the way of our girls accessing their education? Here’s how you can get involved this International Women’s Day and help us raise funds to ensure girls across the country are afforded the dignity they deserve:
COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS: Host a lunch, function or party to honour the incredible women in your workplace this International Women’s Day and raise funds to help us end period poverty.
GROUPS, CLUBS OR CHURCH GROUPS: Host an #EveryGirlDeservesAnEducation fundraiser as part of you International Women’s Day Celebrations. Get the whole community involved, and together we can make a difference to the lives of young girls across Australia!
INDIVIDUALS: Why not host your own high tea or ladies night to celebrate International Women’s Day? We have all the essential supplies you will need to make your #EveryGirlDeservesAnEducation fundraiser a huge success!
When you register your fundraising event, you will receive one of our Share the Dignity Fundraising Toolkits, which includes all of the promotional materials you need to make your event – great or small – a success:
- Share the Dignity Merchandise
- Quote cards
You will also have access to great videos featuring our fearless founder, Rochelle Courtenay and other inspirational women (and a few good men) to remind you and your guests why it’s so important that we work together to end period poverty for the sake of our young girls.