WITH 17% of women in Queensland experiencing period poverty, Woolworths and Share the Dignity are calling on local residents to participate in their most important Dignity Drive to date.
The August Dignity Drive aims to directly address period poverty by increasing the number of freely available period care products across Queensland.
When you are doing your essential shopping, consider picking up an extra period care product and donating it in store via the pink collection boxes, or add a cash donation at your local Woolies checkout registers or online.
Woolworths will also donate five cents from each period care product sold in August, both in store and online, to help fund the installation and maintenance of Dignity vending machines and for other period poverty relief efforts.
“We’d like to thank all our local Beerwah and Maleny customers who have donated to previous Dignity Drives,” Woolworths group manager Tabitha Millar said.
“Their generous contribution has helped lessen the impact of an already challenging time and every donation and purchase makes a difference to someone in need.
“Together we will work to ensure women have access to the products they need to manage their period with the dignity they deserve,” Ms Millar said.