On any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless. 44% are female. 27% are children under the age of 18.
55% of females cite family violence are the number one reason people present to homeless services. Share The Dignity provides much needed care items to these women who are disadvantaged, at risk, or homeless and don’t have access to basic sanitary items and hygiene products.
Each year, in April and August, they collect these items and distribute them to partner charities in May and September. These charities distribute these basic necessities to women who need them the most thanks the the generosity of many Australian individuals and businesses.
That’s why Real World Group is excited to be a collection point for the Dignity Drive in April this year. When you donate sanitary products to Share The Dignity, you’re donating much more than pads and tampons. You’re giving a woman experiencing homelessness or financial crisis the essentials, so she doesn’t need to choose between food and dignity.
Next time you’re doing your shopping, keep in mind: one box for me, one box for her. Imagine how many boxes you will be able to drop into your closest collection box during our April and August #DignityDrives. Real World’s collection point is open at our Macquarie Park office 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday on any NSW business day – 2A/277 Lane Cove Rd, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 (enter off Waterloo Rd).