PinkBox Dignity Vending Machines

PinkBox Dignity Vending Machines dispense a free period pack with six tampons and two pads in it. The machine is there to help women, girls, and those who menstruate. Share the Dignity purchase and supply the specially made by Libra period packs in the vending machine or otherwise known as the #pinkbox.

Share the Dignity is proud to place Dignity Vending Machines in areas where those in need will have access to them. We believe that access to period products is a right, not a privilege and that no one should ever have to choose between eating and taking control of their period.

At Share the Dignity we are passionate about empowering people to live a life of dignity and safety. To ensure access to pads and tampons to the most vulnerable, we will continue installing Dignity Vending Machines in public toilets, charities, homeless hubs, domestic violence refuges, community centres, hospitals, Aboriginal Health Services working on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples menstrual health, and low socioeconomic schools across Australia.

We’ve selected locations where they are needed most. Each Dignity Vending Machine is programmed with a delivery delay of 10 minutes (or three minutes in schools) to ensure that no period packs are wasted.

Since installing the first machine in December 2016, we have installed 250 PinkBoxes recorded 50,000 vends of period packs that contain two pads and six tampons as of mid-2020.

 

Inspiration for our PinkBox Dignity vending machines

We were shocked to hear that people were using rolled-up toilet paper and hand towels to manage their periods.

We couldn't believe that school children in 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 acted. We created the Pinkbox.

Where are the PinkBox Dignity vending machines?

Share the Dignity is installing #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines in areas where those experiencing hardship can easily and simply access them right across Australia in:

  • Charities
  • Homeless hubs
  • Domestic violence refuges and services
  • Community centres
  • Hospitals
  • Aboriginal health services
  • Public toilets
  • Low socioeconomic Schools

By installing these Dignity Vending Machines, which dispense FREE period products, those experiencing period poverty can access pads and tampons and manage their period without asking for help.

Find your closest Dignity Vending Machine

Use the map to find your closest PinkBox Dignity Vending Machine. Each PinkBox Dignity Vending Machine is named after a woman we've helped, someone who has inspired the Share the Dignity team or an organisation or person who has funded the machine.

The vending machines listed are public accessible. We also have PinkBox Dignity Vending Machines in women's refuges and schools, which are not listed here.

Sponsor a #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine

Each PinkBox Dignity Vending Machine costs $25,000 to build, install and maintain for four years. #Pinkbox sponsorship delivers a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunity that empowers those in need through your business.

Each PinkBox Dignity Vending Machine has a space to showcase our sponsor of each machine.

Expression of interest for a #PinkBox

We work hard to ensure all of our PinkBox Dignity Vending Machines are located in areas that can help those in need. We need your help to locate these high-need areas. If you think your location would be a suitable site, we invite you to complete the application form.

General Application Form      

School Application Form