#Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines
Share The Dignity is proud to place #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines in areas where women and girls need them most. We believe that access to pads and tampons is a right, not a privilege and that no woman should ever have to choose between eating and living with dignity. No girl should ever miss a day of education because she can’t afford sanitary items. At Share The Dignity we are passionate about empowering women and girls to live a life time of dignity and safety. To ensure access to pads and tampons to the most vulnerable women and girls, we’re installing #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines in public toilets, charities, homeless hubs, domestic violence refuges, community centres, Aboriginal health services and schools across Australia. By installing these free tampon vending machines, women and girls are able to access pads and tampons. We’ve selected locations where they are needed most. Each #Pinkbox delivers a “Period Pack” containing two pads and six tampons on demand. Each #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine is programmed with a delivery delay of 10 minutes to ensure that no period packs are wasted.
Inspiration for our Dignity Vending Machines
We were shocked to hear that women were using rolled up toilet paper and hand towels to manage their periods. We were shocked to hear that girls in remote areas are opting to miss school rather than risk humiliation because they can’t afford pads and tampons. The state of homelessness and poverty in Australia is shocking. We took action. You can too.
Donate “Period Packs” for our #Pinkboxes
Each period pack dispensed by our machines contains two pads and six tampons. Each machine holds 75 packs and has a 10 minute dispensing delay to prevent waste. We have done everything in our power to make sure every single pack goes to a woman in need. These packs cost $2.50. You can help. Will you donate $2.50 so a woman can live with dignity for day?
$25.00 gives ten women a day of dignity. Will you help ten women live today with dignity? Ten girls to access the education they need to end the poverty cycle?
Sponsor a #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine in your community
Share The Dignity will make sanitary items available to everyone regardless of their financial situation. In the last few years we’ve already delivered over 750,000 sanitary items to women in need – we’re making huge progress. It’s a big task but we’re confident we’re up to the challenge.
We could do with your help! Each #Pinkbox costs $9000 to build and install. Share The Dignity operates on a lean budget with no expensive overheads. For us, $9000 is a huge fundraising goal – if it’s “pocket change” for your corporation, #Pinkbox sponsorship delivers a Corporate Social Responsibility opportunity that empowers women and your brand.