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The staff at The Friendlies Discount Pharmacy, with one of the pink “Share the Dignity” collection boxes.

‘Share the Dignity’

Lynne Mowbray |

During the month of August,  “Share the Dignity”  will be asking the wonderfully generous people in the Clarence Valley to lend a helping hand for those in need.

There are many ladies out there who, for one reason or another, do not have access to essential feminine hygiene items.

Contributing factors include no money and/or choosing to buy food instead of such necessary items.

These sanitary items are not a luxury; they’re a necessity.

Volunteers in the Northern Rivers have been placing the distinctive pink collection boxes in selected stores and businesses throughout Grafton and Maclean.

Woolworths Grafton has now come on board as a collection point and will have a conveniently placed collection box, for the public to donate packets of Tampons and Sanitary products.

‘Share the Dignity’ volunteer Carol Starkey said that they want to encourage the community to drop in to any of the businesses listed below and drop in sanitary items, by way of pads, and tampons etc.

“Think of it this as a B.O.G.O.F – Buy One, Give One Free,” Carol said.

“You will be contributing to help so many ladies who would otherwise have to compromise,” she said.

You can donate sanitary items by dropping them into the pink “Share the Dignity” boxes, at any of the following business houses:

Woolworths – Grafton Shopping World

Chemist Warehouse – Grafton

Good Price Pharmacy – Grafton

Friendlies Pharmacy – Grafton

Australian Hearing – Grafton (next to Reject Shop)

Blooms Chemist – Grafton Shopping World

Southside Pharmacy – South Grafton (Coles Shopping Centre) Bent Street

South Grafton Hair and Beauty, Skinner St, South Grafton

Maclean: Pharmasave

Stanford’s Pharmacy

Pulse Fitness

Yamba: Fluid Physio