Share the Dignity volunteers are calling on residents to donate sanitary items at any of the 11 collection points in the Milton-Ulladulla region this August.
Campaign collection points have been set-up in Milton, Mollymook, Ulladulla CBD and South Ulladulla.
The region’s Share the Dignity coordinator Kallista Buchanan praised newcomers from the South Ulladulla region for their assistance with the campaign.
Ms Buchanan said Share the Dignity was aware of the terrible drought affecting people across New South Wales and will continue to support women and girls in need throughout drought-affected areas.
“In its three years of operation Share the Dignity has sent your donated products to our struggling farming communities and will continue to do so,” she said.
In April, volunteers from the region had to ask for boxes of tampons from the care centre in Sydney.
Ms Buchanan pleaded for residents to keep the shortage in mind when donating.
“We’d really like you to keep in mind donations of tampons, pads and incontinence wear for our August collection.”
Shoalhaven City Council mayor Amanda Findley said she was pleased to see the campaign continue in the Milton-Ulladulla region.
“In its third year, it’s an important part of not just women supporting women, but the community supporting women,” she said.
Share the Dignity was founded in 2015 by Rochelle Courtenay after she discovered that thousands of Australian women cannot access sanitary products when they need them.
She held her first sanitary drive in March 2015 in her neighbourhood in Brisbane. Since then Share the Dignity has grown into a national charity which has collected over 650,000 packets of pads and tampons, from collection points in businesses, schools and other locations all over Australia.
Every item collected is registered, sorted and sent to services that directly support women and girls in need. From a handful of volunteers, there are now over 1000 volunteers throughout Australia working to help women in need, collecting from over 2,000 collection points across the country.
Collections are at; Sol Sisters Artisan Collective, Milton Ulladulla Times, Capital Chemist, Sunflower House, Priceline, Livewire Theatre Studio, The Mollymook Pharmacy and Newsagent, Milton Terry White Pharmacy, The Fig Tree Forest, The Skin Rejuvenation Suite, Fit Mummy Village, and Face and Body Therapies Ulladulla.
Find more information at www.sharethedignity.com.au.