Donate with dignity

Woolworths has partnered with Share the Dignity throughout August. (Supplied)

Ewen McRae

Woolworths stores in Melton are helping to provide sanitary care for women in need this month.

Woolworth’s Melton and Woodgrove stores have partnered with charity group Share the Dignity to collect sanitary products throughout August, which will then be donated to women who cannot afford to pay for them.

Woolworths will also donate five cents from the sale of pads, tampons and liners in August to Share the Dignity.

Woolworths Melton and Woodgrove group manager Steve Bridge said the genorosity of locals was even more important in tough times like now.

“At a time when community support and kindness is more important than ever, we are incredibly proud to be partnering with Share the Dignity for the August Dignity Drive,“ Mr Bridge said.

“We’re always amazed by the generosity of our customers and the support they show for our Dignity Drives. It’s this small act of kindness that goes such a long way in supporting vulnerable girls and women across Melton and Moorabool.”

Share the Dignity reported a 54 per cent increase in the number of charities registering for the August Dignity Drive, when compared to the previous Drive held earlier this year, with the ongoing pandemic increasing the need for products.

Volunteer state leader Breanna Tsemetzis said every bit of help was vital.

“COVID-19 continues to have a profound impact on communities across Australia and it’s so important that we come together to help those in need during these difficult times,“ she said.

“Through no fault of their own, more women and girls in Melton and Moorabool are not going to be able to afford basic essentials and will have to resort to toilet paper, socks or washers to deal with their period.

“Each donation is so valuable to us and will go towards supporting the lives of women across Victoria.“

Ewen McRae