Dignity Drive

Twice a year, in March and August, we ask the public to donate period products to be distributed to our registered charities across Australia.

Since Share the Dignity was founded in 2015, we have been able to donate over 3 million period products to women, girls and those who menstruate, through our Dignity Drives and #ItsInTheBag campaign. Your generosity has changed the lives of so many across Australia and we are so thankful. We donate thousands of packets of unopened period products to our partner charities to help people experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and living in crisis.

We believe everyone experiencing period poverty deserves the right to their dignity.

The August 2021 Dignity Drive saw 184,427 period products donated. In total, we have been privileged to collect over 3,300,000 period products. 

Dignity Drive registrations for March 2022 are now open.  Click here to register.

Is COVID-19 limiting your donating?

With the lingering impacts of COVID-19, millions of Australians are needing to isolate or are choosing to stay at home. This doesn't mean the demand for access to period products is decreasing. Over 2,700 of our partner charities request 95,000+ period products each year. Because COVID-19 has led to fewer people out shopping, our donation numbers are in jeopardy of not meeting these requests.

This is why it is so important we are able to continue our work and we need your help to give the gift of dignity that everyone deserves. Here are some other ways you can help us share the dignity during our March Dignity Drive.

Mail your donations to us

Share the Dignity, PO Box 345, Sandgate QLD 4017

We would love your support for our upcoming Dignity Drive in March 2022!

If you would like to register your organisation as an official collection point, please complete the form below.

If you are a business that has participated previously, please keep your eyes peeled a few weeks before the drive, and complete the participation form letting us know that your business is on board to help end period poverty again!  Even if you have been one of our amazing business supporters in the past, we still need to know that your business is participating again to ensure we can support you with the collection.

Registration form Buy a collection box

Dignity Drives FAQs

When are your Dignity Drives?

Our Dignity Drives run every March and August.

What period products can I donate?

We accept donations of brand new sanitary and period products including pads, tampons, maternity pads, incontinence pads, reusable pads, period-proof underwear and menstrual cups.

We collect this variety of period products, so everyone in need receives their preferred period product.

All donations must be brand new, still sealed in their original packaging and must comply with Australian quality standards.

Where can I donate?

A full list of all registered collection points is on this webpage during the months of March and August.

Is the Dignity Drive still happening if there are lockdowns? 

Yes! Absolutely! We need your help even more as COVID-19 lockdowns during previous drives have seen a significant drop in donations.

If you can't get to collection points physically, but would still like to support by making a donation online, you can donate here Dignity Drive Emergency COVID-19 Appeal.

I have items for It's in the Bag, can I donate them too?

As Share the Dignity is a predominantly volunteer-based charity, we don't have the facilities, resources, or Shero power to organise collections of It's in the Bag donations outside of the official campaign which runs at the end of November.

We ask, wherever possible, for you to hold onto your completed It's in the Bag donations until the campaign opens. We advertise the dates and locations for donations extensively across our website, social media channels, newsletter, and through our corporate partner network.

Waiting until this campaign is running means that we have the logistics and volunteers in place to best handle the donations, and they get to the women and girls who need them most, just in time for Christmas.

If you have missed the cut-off, please mail your generous donation to us at Share the Dignity, PO Box 325, Sandgate QLD 4017.

I would like to register to become a collection point, how do I do this?

In the months before March and August, there will be an opportunity to register your business or workplace as a collection point on this page.

Once registered, one of our volunteers will be in contact with you to arrange a collection of the generous donations you have received. Our volunteers will then distribute the products to our charity partners who will give them to those in need. 

I didn’t register to become a collection point in time for the next Dignity Drive, what should I do?

You are more than welcome to set up your own internal collection drive and ask friends/family/colleagues/your local community to donate period products.

We love seeing how the public collect donations - you can use any kind of collection container you like, and there are a range of downloadable resources available that you can print out to decorate your collection container.

Also, during the Dignity Drives in March and August, you can drop off donated items at any of the registered collection points. You can find your closest registered collection point via our Dignity Drive webpage. 

How can I register my charity to receive donations? 

If you are part of a charity that would like to begin receiving donations from our drives, please register via the button below. If you are part of a charity that has worked with us before, please keep an eye on your inbox. We will be sending out request forms to be completed approximately two months before the beginning of a campaign. 

Register your charity

I’m registered as an 'internal' collection point, what do I do with my donations after the drive is over?

Hold on tight to your donations and a Share the Dignity Shero will be in contact with you towards the end of the Dignity Drive to organise pickup.