We, the people of the Gold Coast, are quite a lucky bunch. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, we experience an almost year round summer, we’re surrounded by good people and we get to wake up every morning, safe and sound in our homes.
Most of us anyway. On the Gold Coast and across Australia, over 85,000 women live in poverty, which can also mean they’re homeless and without the basic necessities many of us take for granted in everyday life.
Which is where Share the Dignity comes in. Throughout March, the charity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products for women experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Their ethos focuses on making a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence and through a small act of kindness, they provide assistance to some of Australia’s most vulnerable women.
What can we do to help? All it takes is purchasing an extra package of sanitary items next time you’re at a Chempro Chemist to provide some dignity to women in need.
Twice a year, Share the Dignity asks the public to donate at collection points throughout the country and the Gold Coast collection point is conveniently at one of the 90+ Chempro Chemist stores.
At the end of the month, they donate thousands of packets of sanitary products to their partner charities. Each packet of pads and tampons, menstrual cup or online donation that you contribute makes a real difference for a woman in need in your community.
It’s a simple ‘one box for me, one box for her’ mindset and one we fully support.
Not only the donations though, there are events you can take part in and all the money donated goes to Share the Dignity. For example, how about some online with yoga with renowned Boost entreprenuer Janine Allis? It’s just $20 per class and you get a link to the online video. Getting bendy for a good cause. How well, good!
There is also a Dignitea event being held at Crowne Plaza in Surfers Paradise on Sunday May 24th and again, proceeds go to Share the Dignity. Sipping tea for a cause, also a fun time.
The simplest thing to do though is just purchase an extra pack (or two) of sanitary items and pop them in the Pink Collection Box at your local Chempro Chemist during the Dignity Drive.
Your donation is vital and, of course, very much appreciated both by Share the Dignity and the women in need of your support.
We’ll absolutely be donating too.
SPONSORED BY CHEMPRO CHEMISTS
Words by Kirra Smith