On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless, 44% are female, 27% are children under the age of 18. Family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services with 55% of females citing this reason.
As an organisation, Share the Dignity oversees a number of initiatives that give back to Australian women and children in need, with a particular focus on victims of domestic violence. Our services range from collecting sanitary items for homeless women and those fleeing domestic violence, to funding the funerals of domestic violence victims.
Every April and August we call on the public to help us give dignity to those in need at a time they need it most by donating a pack of pads and tampons at our registered collection points.
Collection point registrations have closed for our April #dignitydrive.