The Inner West Mums have made a tremendous contribution to Australian charity Share the Dignity with 478 packages of feminine hygiene products donated. In total, this represents a whopping 7364 individual items! All of the products will go to women and girls in crisis.
Our drive worked in two ways: Inner West Mums could either drop off their donations at a specified Guardian Early Learning Group centre over two weeks in August or register to take part in our mobile drive yesterday, on 29 August.
Melanie De Gioia of Fuga Veloce donated her Ferrari and time to spend the day, together with Anita Vitanova of Inner West Mums, driving around the city gathering the donations. All in all, Melanie and Anita collected donations from five Guardian centres, two other businesses and 17 homes. Huge thanks, Melanie!
In addition, many thanks to Guardian Early Learning Group for providing collection points at numerous centres in the CBD and Inner West. The kids and educators at one Guardian centre were so supportive, they made a special sign!
Thank you also to Ashbury Service Centre, the registered drop-off centre for the drive, where Anita and Melanie unloaded the haul.
Of course, we could not have achieved this fantastic result without the support and generosity of so many members of our community.
A special shout-out to Amelia Parkinson who made a significant contribution via the mums in the Positive Birth Movement group – thank you so much!
It was such an exciting day for all involved in the Dignity Drive. ‘What a fun-filled day,’ said Anita, ‘and, more importantly, we collected thousands of sanitary items to donate to Share the Dignity … I am blown away by the generosity of this community. It really has been a team effort. I totally love my job – I get the chance to help others and unite this amazing community of mums for another good cause!’