Esperance Share the Dignity April Drive

Local shero Elisha Willing. Photo: Jake Dietsch.
Local shero Elisha Willing. Photo: Jake Dietsch.

The Esperance community are being urged to support women in need by donating personal female hygiene items.

Share the Dignity is holding an ‘April Drive’, for the entire month, to support women who cannot afford sanitary items such as pads, tampons and menstrual cups.

Share the Dignity ‘shero’ Elisha Willing said the campaign would help Esperance women struggling with poverty, homelessness and domestic violence.

“There are women out there who can't afford these essential items,” she said.

“Some girls are going to school without these items and some girls don’t go to school because their parents can’t afford these things.

“Some women go without these items so they can buy their children some food.”

Ms Willing said they were only able to donate full and unbroken packs.

“We are asking for full packs, please don’t give us loose items or broken packs,” she said.

The donating locations in Esperance are TerryWhite Chemmart, Naturally Esperance and Bayview Chiropractic and Sports Practice.

“Anything donated in Esperance will to stay in Esperance,” Ms Willing said.

Residents in Hopetoun can donate items to the Hopetoun Community Resource Centre.

Ms Willing said Share the Dignity supported homeless women and women experiencing domestic violence.

“These items go towards homeless women and women who are less fortunate,” she said.

“Domestic violence is a really strong target for Share the Dignity, they raise a lot of funds for victims.

“They raise money to pay for the funerals of women who die from domestic violence.”

Click here for more information on the Share the Dignity campaign.