Share Dignity, Spread Love

Broken Hill’s Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is partnering with the Share the Dignity in the Far West program to collect donations of feminine personal hygiene products at this weekend’s Yule Market.

The Domestic Violence Committee in Broken Hill welcomes all donations of personal feminine hygiene products—pads, tampons, shampoo, toothbrushes, and so on—to be dropped off at the Sunday market.

“All personal hygiene product donations for girls and women will be warmly received by our pink collection bin at the Yule Markets,” said a DV committee member.

The Yule craft market is being held at the YWCA Hall at 349 Blende St on Sunday, October 29, from 10am until 3pm.

Ahead of November’s Share the Dignity Fortnight (November 10 to 26), a range of essential items for women of all ages will be going into an assortment of beautiful handmade bags and donated handbags on November 14 at the YWCA Hall. Dedicated DV “musketeers” will deliver the bags to various local domestic violence services for distribution to vulnerable girls and women within Broken Hill and surrounding communities.

DV committee member, Chrissy Smith, is appealing for all kinds of donations to support women and girls in our local community.

“Our second-hand clothing collection drive is going really well so we’re hoping girls and women in need of this type of service reach out to us. Marg Zammitt is helping me to get this project off the ground and we’re both really happy helping so many people in great need.

“I have five bags of clothing and two more bags of shoes to sort out, and Marg has another seven bags at her place to sort out and said she has another drop-off arriving on Saturday for us to go through.

“I feel us musketeers have got this project going really well but we’re always looking out for new people to donate,” says Ms Smith.

If you have items – women’s clothes and shoes of all sizes, bedding, kitchenware, and so on – that you’d like to donate to local DV services, call Chrissy Smith on 0409 801 777 for her pickup service, or drop donations off at the Barrier Truth office at 179 Blende St from 9:30am to 4pm weekdays.

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