August 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
Sat 1st Aug - Mon 31st Aug

It’s almost time for our August Dignity Drive!

With COVID-19 forcing our March Dignity Drive to end earlier than we planned, we are so excited to be back for our August drive to donate much needed period products to those in need across the country. After the fall out of the pandemic, we predict more and more Aussies will be in need of our help and we need your generous donations to do so.

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.

Businesses

Registrations for businesses to register as collection points has now closed. If you still wish to collect items for the August Dignity Drive, we would love for you to get involved however our volunteers will not be able to pick up the items from your business and we will not be able to list you as a collection point on our website. You can collect items and place them in another local registered collection point (all Woolworths stores nationwide are collection points) and our volunteers will pick up the period products and distribute the items to local charities. 

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.

Where can you donate?

Type in your postcode into the below map to find a local collection point. Collection boxes are available at all Woolworths stores across the country and a number of nominated businesses.

Hoping to donate?

If you would like to support Share the Dignity’s August Dignity Drive, you can donate period products at any of our collection points from August 1st to August 31st 2020.

We accept pads, tampons, menstrual cups, period underwear, reusable pads, incontinence pads at our collection points.

Details of all collection point locations will be available on our website from July 30th 2020. All Woolworths stores nationwide will be collection points this August drive.

 

Our Premier Partner for the Dignity Drive is Veeda whose period products are now available in Woolworths stores. Veeda are gifting Share the Dignity over 160,000 pads throughout 2020 which will directly help as many as 8,000 women manage their period for a month.

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.”