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 April, 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.
Every April and August, 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.
So, the next time you’re at the shops, 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.
Should you not be able to get to a collection point, you can also donate online with the money donated to Share the Dignity’s partner charities.
So, for the rest of the month, simply purchase an extra package of sanitary items and drop them into your local Chempro Chemist to make a difference in the life of a woman who desperately needs your support.
We’ll do the same.
SPONSORED BY CHEMPRO CHEMISTS
Words by Kirra Smith