Share the Dignity

Mareena Purslowe Funerals is proud to have an on-going partnership with Share the Dignity. The charity organisation aims to provide sanitary products for women and transgender people in need throughout Australia, so they may maintain a sense of dignity during this challenging time in their lives.

Through our involvement, we:

  • Arrange donation points during the April and August drives for female sanitary products
  • Arrange donation points during the November #itsinthebag Christmas appeal
  • All donated products are collected by Share the Dignity and given out to women and transgender people who need them most

5 Hard facts

  1. One in four women have experienced physical or sexual violence.
  2. Australia has over 105,000 homeless people and 44% of them identify as women. (Reported by Homelessness Australia).
  3. 25% of homelessness in women is a result of family and domestic violence.
  4. Roughly 75 women died from domestic violence in 2015.
  5. It’s an unfortunate reality that public restrooms are these women's best friends, particularly during their menstrual cycle, where they use what toilet paper and hand towels are available to create make-shift pads. 

Dignity is a right, not a privilege

Many homeless women, and those fleeing domestic violence, are forced to use newspaper and toilet paper as substitute pads. They often escape violent relationships with nothing but the clothes on their back and spending their last money on sanitary products is something they can’t afford to do.

Share the Dignity believes that no woman should ever have to experience the decision of choosing between buying sanitary products or eating. Sanitary products should be a basic human right, NOT a privilege.

Together with Share the Dignity, we want to help return a sense of dignity to these women who have found themselves in challenging times. The campaigns we will be supporting include:

Australia-wide sanitary drives (April and August)

Donation points will be set up at select Mareena Purslowe funeral homes in Perth and all female sanitary products will be distributed to Share the Dignity.

The #itsinthebag Christmas appeal (November)

If you have one or more spare handbags lying around, why not fill in with some thoughtful items such as toiletries and sanitary items and donate it to a designated Mareena Purslowe Funerals drop off point. All items will be handed out to women in need before Christmas.