Residents are being encouraged to once again donate to Woolworths Maryborough’s Dignity Drive to aid women in need.
The store has partnered with charity organisation Share the Dignity to help collect sanitary products during March for women who are unable to afford the necessities.
Last year the charity collected 31,400 sanitary products in the August dignity drive from donations across Woolworths stores in Victoria which were distributed to girls and women who cannot afford to buy sanitary items each month.
Maryborough’s store manager Danny Hughes said last year ’s success was great to see.
“Last year, we saw so many of our customers generously donate to the Dignity Drive,” he said.
Funds committed by Woolworths from the sales of sanitary items in stores across the country over the past year have been used to purchase Dignity Vending Machines.
Known as Pinkboxes, the machines dispense free period packs to women and girls supported by domestic violence services, homelessness hubs and schools.
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