In addition to Share the Dignity's bi-annual Dignity Drive, this International Women's Day (Monday 8 March 2021), Share the Dignity is launching its biggest campaign to date, Period Pride, to remove the shame clouding periods, spark discussion and gain insight into the issue of period poverty.
Simply distributing period products to those in need puts a band-aid on period poverty, it doesn't solve it. That's why, alongside the bi-annual March Dignity Drive, Share the Dignity will also be encouraging those who menstruate to complete a bloody good survey.
To make an on the ground difference in ending period poverty, Share the Dignity requires data to prove the social, personal, and financial impacts of menstruation among Australians.
Rosalen Hafner is a volunteer with Share the Dignity and will be helping to collect and distribute the donations in Singleton.
"Our Dignity Drives are so important to support those experiencing period poverty," she said.
"We rely on these donations to give those in need access to period products, so they don't go without."
"We hear from so many who experience period poverty telling us that pads and tampons are often the first thing to be taken off their shopping list when they are struggling financially."
Supporters of Share the Dignity can drop off donations at all local Woolworths stores and a number of nominated businesses nationwide.
Volunteers across the country will then collect the items and give them to local charities to support those in need.
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