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Move4Dignity

Join the MOVEment to end period poverty.

Most of us can’t imagine having to choose between buying food and buying the sanitary items you need to manage your period. But for many women who are homeless, at-risk or experiencing domestic violence this is their reality.

Now, more than ever, it's important to look out for those in our community who are the most vulnerable.

Share the Dignity is a charity that is making a difference by supplying thousands of sanitary items to women in need annually, in addition to campaigning for justice for women. This October, Share the dignity is hosting a virtual exercise event - Move4Dignity - to support Australian’s experiencing period poverty. How you get involved is entirely up to you. You can hola hoop, run, swim, dance or downward dog. We’re just encouraging you to move your body.

For the third year running Active Truth has created a limited edition printed tight to raise money and awareness. For every tight sold we'll donate $10 to Share the Dignity, which can purchase four period packs containing pads and tampons.

“Working with brands like our friends at Active Truth helps to raise awareness of the work of Share the Dignity and  the need of women and girls here in Australia dealing with period poverty. We’ve seen a significant rise  in demand for this month’s Dignity Drive from charities looking to help their communities with period products and we need help from businesses and the community to be able to  meet this.” - Rochelle Courtenay Founder & Managing Director

Share the Dignity is run on the power of volunteers. So to celebrate the 5000+ volunteers - Sheros as they are affectionately known - we have decided to shine the spotlight on them. Well in this case - the camera lens - Sheros Tracey, Susan and Amy are the stars of our campaign.

So grab your trainers, purchase a pair of our tights and get moving. Don’t forget to take a selfie, share and hashtag #Move4Dignity.

To purchase a pair of our limited edition tights click here.

To read more information about Move4Dignity and register as an Individual or Team click here.

Q&A with Share the Dignity Sheros Tracey, Susan and Amy

Tracey Wickham, Shero on the Gold Coast and Corporate Relations Manager at Share the Dignity
 
What made you sign up to volunteer for Share the Dignity?
I started to make up bags for the Christmas It’s in the Bag campaign and as I had also just moved to the Gold Coast I was looking for a volunteering opportunity that resonated with me and chose Share the Dignity.
 
How long have you been volunteering for Share the Dignity for?
I’ve been a volunteer for a couple of years now including as a Volunteer Charity Coordinator in 2019.
 
What activity will you be doing to Move4Dignity?
Living close to beautiful beaches and parks on the Gold Coast I will be walking.
 
What is involved in volunteering for Share the Dignity?
Well you can choose how involved you want to get and it is based around our key initiatives of the Dignity Drives in March and August and November’s It’s in the Bag campaign. I’ve loved meeting like minded women in my community through volunteering and I now have a lovely group of friends here too thanks to volunteering with Share the Dignity
 
How can people get involved if they'd like to become a Shero?
Head to our Share the Dignity website and sign up!
 
Which style is your choice from the Active Truth Move4Dignity range?
Full length pants! I  am wearing 2XL. I normally wear size 20.

Susan Coleman, Shero and Volunteer Collections Coordinator Queensland

What made you sign up to volunteer for Share the Dignity?
It may sound cliché but wanted to give back. I am very fortunate that I have not experienced circumstances where I was unable to meet my personal needs......so any small part I can play in supporting women and girls in need and working towards ending period poverty, I am all for.
 
How long have you been volunteering for Share the Dignity for?
I’ve been a volunteer for several years now in different roles from Shero to now Collections Coordinator for Qld.
 
What activity will you be doing to Move4Dignity?
Am going to walk, it’s easy, I can do it anywhere, anytime, so perfect for my life at present.
 
What is involved in volunteering for Share the Dignity?
The good part is you can do as much or as little as you like - fitting around your life and family. As a Shero, I collect donations from the collection points, check, count and log them, then deliver to charities which is the most fulfilling part - feeling the appreciation of our efforts. As Collections Coordinator it’s just that - helping to coordinate our sheros and collections.
 
How can people get involved if they'd like to become a Shero?
Simply register as a volunteer via the Share the Dignity website - this involves an induction and then signing up to help with the various drives and events.
 
Which style is your choice from the Active Truth Move4Dignity range?
 Love the 7/8 pants with phone pocket - am wearing L. I normally wear size 14.

Amy Lumsden – Share the Dignity volunteer

What made you sign up to volunteer for Share the Dignity?
I signed up to Share the Dignity after hearing stories about girls not going to school because they could not afford pads or tampons, homeless women using socks and toilet paper as sanitary items and female domestic violence victims leaving home with nothing except the clothes on their backs. I was taken back as I didn’t quite understand the level of period poverty we were experiencing in our country. 

How long have you been volunteering for Share the Dignity for?
I have been an official volunteer for 6 months and have participated in 2 Dignity Drives. 

What activity will you be doing to Move4Dignity?
For our Move4Dignity campaign I will be playing indoor and beach volleyball, it is an easy and super fun form of exercise!
 
What is involved in volunteering for Share the Dignity? 
Being a Shero includes participating in the Dignity Collection Drives, high teas and the Christmas Handbag drive as well as meeting lovely ladies with a passion for change.
 
How can people get involved if they'd like to become a Shero?
Getting involved is super easy all details can be found on the Share the Dignity website.
 
Which style is your choice from the Active Truth Move4Dignity range?
My favourite style from the Move4Dignity range would be the Bike Shorts as they are perfect for volleyball and I especially love the pockets for when I’m at the gym. I wear a size 8 pants and size 8 top.