Woolworths Forbes is calling on residents to get behind Share the Dignity’s annual Dignity Drive this month and support the fight to end period poverty for those women in need across the region.
With over 3 million Australians living under the poverty line and the number of women experiencing periodic poverty across NSW on the rise, local residents will be able to help make a difference to their region by donating a sanitary item via the Dignity Drive boxes located in Woolworths Forbes throughout March.
Woolworths Forbes Store Manager, Noel Reardon said: “Last year we saw so many of our customers generously donate to the Dignity Drive. It was heart-warming to see how enthusiastic they were in helping us support local women in need.”
“We hope our customers will get behind Share the Dignity again this month and help us raise vital supplies for girls and women experiencing poverty, homelessness and domestic violence.”
Deborah Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer of Share the Dignity, said: “While the number of vulnerable women in Australia is sadly growing, we remain committed to our vision to eradicate period poverty in this country. When you are shopping at Woolworths this March, Share the Dignity encourages you to think, “one for me, one for her”, because while it may seem like a small gesture, we know small dignities make a big difference.”
Funds committed by Woolworths from the sales of sanitary items in stores across the country over the past year have been used to purchase ‘Dignity Vending Machines’. Known as ‘Pinkboxes’, the machines dispense free period packs to women and girls supported by domestic violence services, homelessness hubs and schools.