Dignity Vending Machines
The Dignity Vending Machine is a world-first innovation that dispenses a free period pack, known as a #PinkBox, with six tampons and two pads at the push of a button. Share the Dignity purchase and supply the specially made by PinkBox period packs in the Dignity Vending Machines.
Each Dignity Vending Machine is programmed with a delivery delay of 10 minutes (or three minutes in schools) to ensure no PinkBox packs are wasted.
At Share the Dignity, we are passionate about empowering and supporting people to live a life of dignity and safety. To ensure access to pads and tampons to the most vulnerable or living in period poverty, 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.
Since installing the first machine in December 2016 we have installed 250 Dignity Vending Machines and recorded 50,000 vends of #PinkBoxes as of mid-2020.
We understand that this solution is not long-term, which is why we also advocate for change. Our Dignity Drives also collect and distribute period products to our registered charities, which includes reusable products such as menstrual cups and period underwear for those who are in a position to use them.