Share the Dignity Will Soon launch its Raffle for 2018. Join our newsletter to be first to know!
Here’s what you missed in 2017!
Buy a ticket in our national raffle and not only will you be in with an opportunity to treat yourself, you’ll also ensure women across Australia are treated to the basic necessity of sanitary items.
Perhaps you have your eye on a new BMW or a pair of diamond earrings, perhaps it’s the opportunity to sit back and relax whilst someone else takes care of the spring cleaning.
Whatever your treat, the $10 you spend on a ticket today will ensure a woman tomorrow does not go without.
All the proceeds for this raffle will go towards continuing the important work we do with our programmes such as Because We Care and our #pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines
Tickets are priced at $10 each
1st Prize valued at $45,799.80
Drive away in luxury.
• Make- BMW 2017
• Model- 118i SportLine Hatchback, Automatic
• Colour- Alpine White
• Accessories included- Sensatec Black Trim/ Standard model
• On-road costs included
Prize winner is to arrange delivery of vehicle
Courtesy of Brisbane BMW www.brisbanebmw.com.au
2nd Prize valued at $5,000
One pair of rhodium plated 18ct white gold earrings, containing 1 x 0.35ct F SI2, Triple Excellent, Certified (GIA 2216226581) round brilliant cut diamond and 1 x 0.35 ct F SI2, Triple Excellent, Certified (GIA 5216341039) round brilliant cut diamond secured in a six claw setting. The fittings consist of threaded posts and screwback. The total weight of the earring is 1.7 grams.
Courtesy of Xennox Diamonds www.xennoxdiamonds.com.au
3rd Prize valued at $1,000
Spring Clean Package from Jim’s Cleaning valued at $1,000
Offer valid for $1000 worth of cleaning services provided by any of the following divisions; Car Detailing, Blind Cleaning, Window and Pressure cleaning, Carpet cleaning, General Cleaning.
Offer valid for 12 months from the date of issue (13/10/17)
Offer available Australia wide dependent on operator availability. If the prize (or part of the prize) is unavailable due to location or the prize winner already has existing in-home cleaning assistance, the prize is able to be transferred to another party.
Offer is not redeemable for cash.
Bookings to be made via National Cleaning Office on 03 9359 2261.
Courtesy of Jim’s Cleaning – www.jimscleaning.net.au/
How These Raffle Tickets Change Lives
For many Australian women, dealing with their monthly period is something they take for granted. It may mean a quick dash to the shop for last minute supplies or possibly some discomfort for a few days, but beyond that, for the most part, it is fairly easy to continue with everyday life.
For homeless women in Australia, their monthly period is something very different. There is no ducking to the shop for last minute supplies. The price of sanitary items is often beyond their limited resources. When faced with the decision of buying pads and tampons or feeding their family, these women will often put themselves last and go without sanitary items. Discomfort for these women takes on another meaning when faced with no way to keep clean during a natural process.
So how do these women manage their period? Makeshift pads of wadded up toilet paper, newspaper or socks. Using public rest rooms in an attempt to remain clean and feel some level of personal dignity.
Sanitary Items Are Not A Luxury
Especially relevant to this issue, is the fact that the Australian Government considers sanitary products to be a luxury item and therefore charge GST on their purchase, making them even more expensive and further from the reach of women doing it tough. Most of all, remember that 50% of the population needs tampons, pads and menstrual cups, are essential healthcare items.
Share the Dignity believes that access to these items should be a right, not a privilege. One of our major, ongoing projects is to supply sanitary items to all homeless women in Australia. Since our beginning in 2015, we have collected over 450,000 packets of pads and tampons. We have over 1,000 volunteers spread across 2,000 locations. The public generously gifts the sanitary items and we distribute them to the women that need them. Most of all, we afford homeless women in Australia the ‘luxury’ of pads and tampons.
The 2017 Share the Dignity Raffle will raise essential funds for us to continue our programmes such as Because We Care and supplying our #pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines free of charge right around Australia.