Redlands Woolworths customers urged to Share the Dignity during March charity drive

REDLANDERS can help end period poverty by making a donation to Share the Dignity at Woolworths stores during March.

DONATE: Sami McCosker and Sharyn Attenborough at a dignity drive collection box outside Woolworths. Photo: supplied

DONATE: Sami McCosker and Sharyn Attenborough at a dignity drive collection box outside Woolworths. Photo: supplied

Customers can contribute to the charity by purchasing a period care product, donating an item at collection bins in store, or making a cash donation at Woolworths self-serve checkouts.

The supermarket giant will donate five cents from each period care product sale, including pads, tampons, liners and period briefs.

The money will go towards installing and maintaining Dignity Vending Machines, which dispense free period products.

Woolworths has donated more than $1.8 million to Share the Dignity since partnering with the charity in 2019.

More than a quarter of a million period care items have been donated by customers to women in need during the same period.

More than 63,750 period and continence care products have been donated in Queensland alone across the last three dignity drives.

Woolworths group manager Hazel Jackson encouraged Redlands customers to get involved in the March drive.

"The support for Share the Dignity from our Redland City customers during the past three Dignity Drives has been a simple and kind act that goes a long way to help Australian women have access to essential period care products, no matter their circumstances," she said.

Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said lockdown came in the middle of the dignity drive in March last year and saw half of the charity's vending machines close.

"As a result, many women and girls in need were unable to attend local community centres or schools to get a period pack," she said.

"We're pleased to have the support of Woolworths for the fourth drive to raise awareness of the impact of period poverty in Australia.

"We will work to ensure women have access to the products they need to manage their period with the dignity they deserve.

"I encourage all Australians to head into stores and make a donation in our collection boxes."

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