Dignity Drive

We are a charity, aiming to give those in need the dignity they deserve. 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. We have collection points in all Woolworths stores and a number of other nominated businesses. We donate thousands of packets of unopened period products to our partner charities to help those doing it tough.

Date
Mon 1st Mar - Wed 31st Mar
Time
12:00 am

Get Prepared for our March 2021 Dignity Drive!

Since Share the Dignity was founded, we have been able to donate 2.5 million period products to those in need through our Dignity Drives and It’s In The Bag 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 women doing it tough. From those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, and those doing it tough. We believe everyone experiencing period poverty deserves the right to their dignity.

The Dignity Drive will be back in March 2021, if you cannot hold on to your product donations until March, please post them directly to us: PO Box 345 Sandgate QLD 4017.

Businesses

Please note, business registrations for our upcoming March Dignity Drive are not yet available. Registrations will be live in early 2021. If you haven't been involved with a Dignity Drive before, please register your interest below and will be notify you when registrations are available.

Register your business

Charities

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.

Register your Charity to receive donations

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, still sealed in their original packaging and must comply with Australian quality standards. We do this because no one should have to choose between a tampon and a meal.

When you donate period products to Share The Dignity, you’re donating to a charity that directly supports those in need. You’re giving someone experiencing homelessness or financial crisis the essentials, so they don't need to choose between food and dignity. The idea that people around the country are using socks or toilet paper instead of period products needs to change and we need your help.

Next time you’re doing your shopping, keep in mind: one for me, one for them.

Refer below to download Dignity Drive resources including Posters and Social Media tiles.

Hoping to donate?

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, 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.

Resources

Dignity Drive A3 Poster (August 2020)

Dignity Drive A3 Poster (August 2020)

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Dignity Drive Social Media Tile 1

Dignity Drive Social Media Tile 1

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Dignity Drive Social Media Tile 2

Dignity Drive Social Media Tile 2

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From our supporters

“I loved watching customers waiting for a takeaway coffee and reading the dignity box and smiling, then returning an hour later with a bag full of donations.” “I was overwhelmed by the positive response from not only my staff but customers, centre management and other staff in the shopping centre.” “I have loved being a part of Share the Dignity.  All of my team have embraced it and our customers have regularly commented on what a great cause it is.”