Bundaberg mother Belinda Cameron is calling for volunteers to help Share the Dignity and become a local “shero” to support women in need.
Belinda and her daughter Lyla give their time to help provide sanitary products to women in the Bundaberg Region with the leading women’s charity Share the Dignity.
Now they are asking the community to play a part in the Dignity Drive that takes place in August.
Earlier this year Woolworths partnered with Share the Dignity and will have collection boxes at their stores during August, all stores in Bundaberg and Childers will be taking part.
“A lot of people are out there that could use our help,” Belinda said.
“There are many women who can’t afford those products and it doesn’t just have to be those who are homeless.”
The mother-of-two said planning for the August Dignity Drive was well underway but they needed volunteers to register to help with collection of the items from the local stores.
“In Bundaberg we don’t have as many volunteers as we could use – the more legs on the ground the better,” Belinda said.
Share the Dignity is an Australian women’s charity that started in 2015 to bring dignity to homeless, at-risk women and girls experiencing domestic violence through the distribution of sanitary items.
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It’s not the first time the Share the Dignity Drive campaign has run in the Bundaberg Region, in April a number of businesses including DNA Aquatics, Coral Coast Pharmacies and Priceline all took part.
“We had seven boxes out in April and support from the community,” Belinda said.
“It doesn’t just have to be females who volunteer, men can also take place too.”
Belinda said she found volunteering with her daughter was quite rewarding and it didn't take up much of her time to help someone else in the community.
“I do it with Lyla to help others who are less fortunate to help themselves,” she said.
“We also take part in the In The bag campaign, where we collect more than just sanitary items, such as shampoo and conditioner.”
The Dignity Drive collection boxes will be placed out during August for collection of all women's sanitary products. If you would like to help go to the Share the Dignity to register.
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