The Merimbula News Weekly is helping Share the Dignity, a charity which helps women who are homeless or doing it tough. It’s one of the hardest things about being homeless or struggling to make ends meet; a woman’s choice between eating or buying sanitary products and it’s an ongoing indignity.
Local Share the Dignity organiser, Inca Lyons-Guthrie, of Tura Beach now has collection points established at Sapphire Aquatic Centre, Brief Affairs, Merimbula, Coles in Bega and Eden, Bega Library and the MNW office. Products will be donated to assist local women, including to Mission Australia Homelessness Services, SEWACS (South East Women and Children’s Services, Pearls Place, Ricky’s Kitchen, Women’s Resource Centre, Bega and the community garden project in Eden.
Collection boxes will remain until the end of April although the MNW box will remain until May 10.
“Products can be pads, tampons, pantie liners or incontinence pads. They can be any brand and any size,” Ms Lyons-Guthrie said.
You simply put a box of sanitary items in your basket when you are shopping and pop them in the pink bin.- Inca Lyons-Guthrie
In addition 400 pads will be donated to the Community Health Centres in Bega and Pambula for distribution to women in need who are involved in the centres’ birthing programs.
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