The Merimbula News Weekly, along with many other local businesses, will once again help to Share the Dignity as the charity enters its month long August campaign.
The public is urged to get behind the 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 the local Bega Valley Libraries, the Sapphire Aquatic Centre, Brief Affairs, Merimbula, Coles in Eden, Plevey’s Pharmacy in Bega, Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, Tarryn Lucas Fitness, Bega TAFE 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, Women’s Resource Centre, Kutungal Indigenous Health and the community garden project in Eden.
Collection boxes will remain until the end of August.
“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.
If any new businesses would like to get on board with the charity simply head to www.sharethedignity.com.au for more information or call 0410 461 734.
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