Esperance Share the Dignity, April Drive a success

The Esperance Share the Dignity campaign received 54 women's sanitary items. Photo: Elisha Willing.
The Esperance Share the Dignity campaign received 54 women's sanitary items. Photo: Elisha Willing.

Esperance Share the Dignity have exceeded their donation goal for their ‘April Drive’.

The Drive saw members of the Esperance community donate women’s sanitary items to support women who cannot afford hygiene products such as pads, tampons and menstrual cups.

Share the Dignity ‘shero’ Elisha Willing said 54 sanitary items were donated in Esperance, surpassing the goal of 30 items.

All items donated in Esperance will be donated to women in Esperance through local charities.

Ms Willing said Share the Dignity had so far collected 133,000 for the April Drive across Australia.

She thanked the Esperance community for their donations and TerryWhite Chemmart, Bayview Chiropractic & Sports Practice and Naturally Esperance who served as donation points.

Another Drive will be held in August and then Share the Dignity will hold their ‘It’s in the bag’ campaign starting in November.

Ms Willing said in 2017, 175,000 women turned to homelessness services for support.

“One reason was for sanitary items, which is an essential we really don't think about,” she said.

Ms Willing said this demonstrated why ongoing community support for local Share the Dignity campaigns was important.