Help support those doing it tough by donating period products through the March Dignity Drive
Twice a year, in March and August, we ask the public to donate pads, tampons, period underwear, incontinence pads, menstrual cups etc. to our Dignity Drives across the country.
Throughout March, collection points will be at all Woolworths stores across the country and a number of nominated businesses.
The Dignity Drive will begin on the 1st March 2021
Since Share the Dignity was founded, we have been able to donate 2.8 million period products to those in need 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 those doing it tough. From people experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and those living in crisis.
We believe everyone experiencing period poverty deserves the right to their dignity.
The map for collection points will be released at the end of February for you to find the drop off most convenient to you.
What period products do you accept?
We accept period products including pads, maternity pads, incontinence pads, new reusable pads, tampons, period-proof underwear and menstrual cups. We collect this variety of period products so everyone receives their preferred item and can be empowered to take control of her period their way.
All donations must be brand new, sealed, in the original packaging, and must comply with Australian quality standards.
Register with us
Registrations to be a business collection point for our March Dignity Drive are now open. To register, click below and one of our volunteers will be in contact with you closer to the drive commencing.
You can collect donations internally or externally to the public, donations will be collected and distributed by our volunteers.
If you are a charity that has not worked with Share the Dignity previously and would like to begin receiving donations from us, please register via the button below.
If you have previously worked with us, you will receive an email to let us know the donations you require.
HOPING TO DONATE?
Our Dignity Drive will be running throughout March, you can donate at all Woolworths stores nationwide and a number of small businesses- our map will be uploaded at the end of February. If you would like to purchase a donation box for your business or for an event, click below. In order to have one of our volunteers collect your donations, please ensure you have registered your workplace or event using the link above. Alternatively, your donations must be taken to your local Woolworths for our volunteers to collect.
We wish we could have collection boxes out all year round but Share the Dignity runs on the power of our amazing volunteers and we only have the capacity to run the Dignity Drives during March and August. If you are hoping to donate earlier, you can post your donations to us at PO Box 345 Sandgate QLD 4017, include period products in your It's In The Bag donation in November, or make a monetary donation to us directly online.
We accept pads, tampons, menstrual cups, period underwear, reusable pads, incontinence pads at our collection points or via our mailing address.
Download the social tiles and poster to share with your friends the importance of the March Dignity Drive and let them know how they can help end period poverty!
What period products can I donate?
We accept donations of period products including pads, tampons, maternity pads, incontinence pads, brand new reusable pads, tampons, 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. We cannot accept loose pads or tampons.
I would like to register to become a collection point
You can register your business or workplace as a collection point here. Once you are registered, one of our volunteers will be in contact with you and your generous donations will be picked up by a local volunteer to be distributed to those in need.
Where can I take donations?
Your local Woolworths store will have a box near the checkouts plus we will have a full list available of all our registered collection points on our website during March and August.
I didn't register to become a collection point in time
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 collects donations - you can use any kind of collection container you like, and there are a range of downloadable resources available on our website that you can print out to decorate your collection box.
During the Dignity Drive (March & August) you can drop off any donated items to any of the registered collection points for the entire month. During March and August, you can find your closest registered collection point via our Dignity Drive webpage.
I am looking for support
We understand that the issues facing women, both here in Australia and around the world, are not limited to period poverty. There are a huge number of organisations and resources available to support women with a range of issues, including healthcare, counseling, financial support and safety. Share the Dignity encourages any woman seeking information or advice on these matters to contact a medical professional that they trust, or they can contact 1800 RESPECT (www.1800respect.org.au or 1800 737 732) or Ask Izzy (www.askizzy.org.au) to help find the best resources for their situation.
Share the Dignity is not a healthcare provider, nor are we able to provide direct financial support. Our focus remains on providing women and girls in need with access to period products so that they are not forced to choose between dignity and a meal.
If you or someone you know needs the support of a resource outside what Share the Dignity can provide, please get in touch with 1800 RESPECT or Ask Izzy.