Give dig­nity to home­less women

Joondalup Times - - NEWS -

SHOP­PERS are en­cour­aged to put an ex­tra item in their bas­ket dur­ing Au­gust to help women who are home­less.

Ridgewood’s Jodie Timms is the WA events co-or­di­na­tor for Share the Dig­nity, a char­ity that col­lects san­i­tary prod­ucts and dis­trib­utes them to home­less women and those at risk of home­less­ness.

She be­came in­volved in March last year, with her work­place host­ing a col­lec­tion box, and said it was as sim­ple as pur­chas­ing an ex­tra packet of pads or tam­pons while shop­ping.

“When I found out what our women who are home­less will ac­tu­ally do ev­ery month to man­age their pe­riod, I was hor­ri­fied,” she said.

“Why should any­one have to make the choice of what to spend their $5 on – food and/or shel­ter, or hav­ing to buy san­i­tary items?”

There are col­lec­tion points in Banksia Grove, Joon­dalup, Hil­larys, Wan­gara, Made­ley and War­wick. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit sharethedig­nity.com.au.

Jodie Timms with do­nated items.

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