Share the Dignity
Share the Dignity
Each March and August, Townsville City Council participates in Share the Dignity’s Dignity Drives.
Collection boxes are distributed around Council venues and offices, allowing staff and members of the public to donate period products to those in need. Pads, tampons, period underwear, incontinence pads and menstrual cups are all accepted for donations. The period products are then collected by Share the Dignity and distributed to local services supporting people in need.
Period products are needed by anyone who has a period, but they carry a financial cost. Some people have to choose between the cost of feeding their family or purchasing period products. Some people in abusive relationships are denied access to period products or the funds to purchase them as a means of control, preventing them from working or attending school. For those experiencing homelessness or fleeing domestic or family violence period products may not be available.
By participating in the Dignity Drive, Townsville residents not only support those in need but also start conversations about periods, breaking down the stigma and shame felt by so many.
Public donation points can be found at:
- Aitkenvale Library - 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale
- Customer Service Centre - 103 Walker St, Townsville City
- Flinders Street Library - 280 Flinders Street, Townsville
- Thuringowa Library - 86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central
- Townsville Stadium - Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale
Since Share the Dignity was founded in 2015, they have donated over 3 million period products to those who menstruate, through their Dignity Drives and #ItsInTheBag campaign - thanks to your generosity.
Visit the Share the Dignity website for more information.