Last #DignityDrive of the Year
Member for Maitland and Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Acting Shadow Minister for Women, Jenny Aitchison, has again pledged her support for Share the Dignity’s annual August #DiginityDrive.
The Drive along with Share the Dignity’s other initiatives such as #itsinthebag ensures the organisation is able to continue to supply free sanitary products to over 85,000 homeless women in Australia.
To date, Share the Dignity has collected over 1.2 million packets of pads and tampons with the help of the wider community. Despite collecting over 200,000 packets as part of the April Drive, warehouses are empty and charities are crying out for more. Last year over 175,000 women reached out to homelessness services and that number continues to grow.
The Maitland Community are encouraged to drop off their donations of sanitary items during the month of August to Ms Aitchison’s temporary electorate office located at Maitland Serviced Offices (MSO), 3/12 Ken Tubman Drive. MSO is open from Monday thru to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
For more information on the campaign please visit www.sharethedignity.com.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Maitland, Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and Acting Shadow Minister for Women, Jenny Aitchison MP;
“I’m extremely grateful to the local community for the support they’ve given to previous Share the Dignity Drives; it shows we live in a caring and generous community,”
“For women fleeing violence, sanitary products often become luxuries.”
“Thank you to the entire nation-wide Share the Dignity volunteers who raise funds and bring awareness of the daily challenges that homeless women face each day in our community.”