Eat me to Share The Dignity!
Muffin Break’s Pink Lamington Muffin will support our National Charity Partner Share the Dignity.
The Power of a Muffin
Customers at any Muffin Break store can support the cause with the purchase of one of our delicious Pink Lamington Muffins, a delicious twist on an Australian classic, with luscious pink icing and a coconut coating.
It is available from 10th – 23rd August, with 50c from every sale going towards installing a #Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machine in a local Australian community. By installing this free tampon vending machine, girls can access pads and tampons.
ABOUT SHARE THE DIGNITY
Share the Dignity is a not-for-profit that provides homeless and at-risk women Australia-wide with sanitary items to alleviate period poverty.
Founded by Rochelle Courtenay in 2015, more than 5,000 volunteers and some of Australia’s biggest corporates support the charity, which has collected almost 2.5 million packets of sanitary items since forming in 2015.
It’s important work. After reading that homeless women Australia-wide were making sanitary pads out of public restroom toilet paper because they couldn’t afford to buy them, Rochelle Courtenay felt a call to action.
SHARE THE DIGNITY INITIATIVES
Affectionately known as “Pad lady,” Rochelle designed a world-first Dignity Vending Machine – known as the ‘Pinkbox’ – to dispense a free period pack of sanitary items. ‘Pinkboxes’ are being installed at need areas nationwide.
Share the Dignity now also runs a Christmas appeal called #Itsinthebag where women are asked to donate a pre-loved or new handbag filled with sanitary items, some of life’s other essentials plus any other gift they may wish to donate.
It’s staggering to think that on any given night in Australia, one in 200 people are homeless. Of those, 44% are female and 27% are children under the age of 18. According to Share the Dignity, Family violence is the number one reason people contact homeless services. They need your help.
Muffin Break is proud to be supporting Share the Dignity in their campaign. We want to help eliminate period poverty in Australia, where women and girls experiencing homelessness or those fleeing domestic violence suffer the indignity of having to choose between food and sanitary products.
How You Can Help
You could even hold an office morning tea and your own “Dignity Drive” to collect sanitary items and donate them to Share the Dignity. You can find more information on how to donate here.
Thank you for your support of our national charity partner. Make sure to come by your local Muffin Break from 10th -23rd August: Let’s help share the dignity throughout Australia.