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Share the diginity

Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

BDT’s Samantha Ragenovich with the Share The Dignity donations box in the BDT’s front office. PICTURE: Emily McInerney BDT’s Samantha Ragenovich with the Share The Dignity donations box in the BDT’s front office. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

BDT’s Samantha Ragenovich has become the volunteer representative for the “Share The Dignity” campaign and has organised two collection points for the fundraiser.

Share The Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. 

This year, Samantha volunteered to be the co-ordination representative for Broken Hill and the surrounding area.

“We’ve had a collection box at the BDT for a number of years,” she said.

“I’ve always donated through work and I follow the Share The Dignity Facebook page.

“I saw that they were desperate for a Broken Hill volunteer, so I put my hand up.”

As part of her role, Samantha will collect the donations at the collection points at the BDT and Woolworths.

“I will tally the donations and send the tally to Share The Dignity,” she said.

“Everything donated in Broken Hill will stay here and go to Staying Home, Leaving Violence.

“People can donate pads, tampons, panty liners, period underwear and incontinence underwear.

“We will be collecting from the BDT front office and Woolworths.”

Woolworths shares the passion to help women in need and have committed to donate five cents from every packet of pads and tampons sold in each of their 995 stores across Australia.

This means up to a million dollars to help ensure that women and girls are no longer forced to use wadded up toilet paper to manage their periods.

“So when you are doing your shop and purchasing those items for yourself, stop and think - one for you and one for her.

“We appreciate any donations to the Share The Dignity campaign.”

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