Share the Dignity’s April Dignity Drive puts out call for basic women’s essentials for homeless

Share the Dignity is collecting personal hygiene products for women in need.
Share the Dignity is collecting personal hygiene products for women in need.

MORE help is needed to make a difference to women experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Organised by charity Share the Dignity, the April Dignity Drive seeks to provide basic essentials for women and girls in crisis by making a call out for pads, tampons and personal hygiene products to distribute to women nationwide.

Founder Rochelle Courtenay said the organisation, through its bi-annual drive, aims to help alleviate the undignified situations thousands of women across the country have to endure.

“So many women, every month, have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them,” she said.

“The drive touches on our need to collect 200,000 packets of pads and tampons.”

She said it was also one of the many reasons, Share the Dignity petitioned the Federal Government last month to put an end to taxing sanitary products.

“In less than a month we collected just over 104,000 signatures,” Ms Courtenay said.

“Feminine hygiene products are not a luxury therefore they should not be taxed.”

Items can be dropped off at the collection box at Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton’s office on the corner of Wise Street and Collier Pass in Joondalup.

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