Let's Give Dignity To Women In Need This Christmas
After reading Cazinc’s article on bags, Andrea Whimpenny, who is one of the 2,000 “sheros” across Australia – a Share The Dignity Hero – contacted us, and we are thrilled she did. We often take sanitary products for granted, but too many women and girls who are living homeless or disadvantaged do not have access to these expensive and necessary items.
Share The Dignity has made it easy for us to donate to a women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Share The Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Small dignities make a big difference.
In November and December, they are running their "IT'S IN THE BAG Campaign,” which is where they ask women all over Australia to donate a new or near new handbag or backpack filled with essential female hygiene products and little extras that make the difference over the Christmas holidays. They do this to ensure that each woman or girl who receives one of these bags knows she is loved.
You can use one of your old handbags or purchase a new bag just for this. Then fill it with pads and tampons, plus all the other things we use daily and take for granted. These include shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, little tissue packets, comb and hairbrush.
There are lots of things! To make filling it simple, when you are buying for yourself, add an extra item or two into your trolley. Other little luxuries can be included in the bag, such as necklace or bracelet, a pretty scarf or hair clips. Just no food please. The bags can be dropped off at your local Bunnings store who are on board nationally as collection points.
The charity has grown immensely over the past few years and the founder, Rochelle Courtney has just spoken at a World Women's Conference in Florida to let the world know that together we can eradicate Period Poverty.
If you would like to know more about how you can help, or even strap on your sneakers for their fun run, then click on the link to their website here.
We thank you in advance for your support to this charity that will give dignity to many women over Christmas.
Can we please help Andrea and everyone from Share The Dignity charity by sharing this article around on social media. Imagine the difference we can make by spreading the word and donating to the charity. If we can have over 100,000 people donating a few items, like we did with our knitting projects in winter, it will make a huge difference to these women.
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.