Our collection for Share The Dignity
We have wrapped up our Share The Dignity drive at Hamilton TAFE Library. Share The Dignity supports women in need (homeless women, women in domestic violence shelters) with access to feminine hygiene products that they would not be able to afford otherwise. There was an amazing response from the TAFE community with donations given locally at Hamilton, but also donations sent to us from other TAFE locations around the state.
Here are the results of our #dignitydrive :
- 94 packets of pads
- 53 packets of tampons
- 3 menstrual cups
Thank you for supporting Share The Dignity.
Share The Dignity
We are happy to announce that we have a collection box in the Library, Hamilton Campus to support Share The Dignity. Share The Dignity aims to support homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters who are unable to afford sanitary items. If you would like to supply any sanitary items please drop them into the collection box in the Library (near the newspapers) or to the Library Staff. We are hoping to move the collection box around to different sections on campus so that the campaign is visible to all.
Thanks to Toni Foot for raising this community issue and obtaining the collection box from Share The Dignity.
Hamilton Library staff have just concluded an appeal for donations to help local people suffering homelessness. Our blanket display has been a great talking point among staff and students. We have been overwhelmed with the generosity of our TAFE community and have been able to compile care packages for homeless men and women.
The donations we received during the Helping the Homeless appeal.
Care packages compiled from the donations.
Our staff and students have openly talked about homelessness, personal things that they do to help people in the community, and also how they are educating their own children about community issues.
Thank you to everyone who has donated and been involved in our appeal.
For a local focus on homelessness, check out this special article from the Newcastle Herald: “The Man On The Street“.