This is where we started. In March 2015 Rochelle Courtenay asked friends to help her collect pads and tampons to help out local homeless in her area of Brisbane. That first small collection led to the birth of Share the Dignity and our bi-annual #DignityDrives.
Every April and August we ask the public to donate pads and tampons to collection points throughout the country. At the end of the month we donate the thousands of packets of unopened sanitary products to our partner charities.
Homeless women need your help
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. 55% of females cite this reason. We need your donation.
When you donate sanitary products to Share The Dignity, you’re donating much more than pads and tampons. You’re giving a woman experiencing homelessness or financial crisis the essentials, so she doesn’t need to choose between food and dignity.
Next time you’re doing your shopping, keep in mind: one box for me, one box for her. Imagine how many boxes you will be able to drop into your closest collection box during our April and August #Dignitydrives.
Can you spare a few hours to volunteer during our Dignity Drive?
We are always looking for good people to sign up as Sheros. Our sheros (and heroes) volunteer a few hours to collect donated pads and tampons and take them to local charitable organisations for distribution.
Can you spare a few hours to help out homeless women in your city? No car? No worries. We always have volunteering opportunities across Australia, many are work from home gigs that won’t take too much of your time.
We also need specific volunteer roles filled right now. Learn more on our Volunteers page.