A little bit about Share the Dignity….
Rochelle Courtenay, like thousands of other women, has lived through life’s many ups and downs - she has made mistakes and has also celebrated triumphs. When Rochelle first learnt of homeless women going without basic sanitary items during their menstrual cycle, she decided the question was not “why is no one doing anything” but rather, “what’s stopping me from doing something?”
In March of 2015 Rochelle began collecting sanitary products to distribute to local shelters and with this, Share the Dignity was born. What started as a one-time response to someone in need has resulted in an empowering movement dedicated to helping those in need or who are fleeing domestic violence. In doing so, Share the Dignity are also helping to remove the stigma involved with periods and sanity needs.
Fast forward to today and Share the Dignity has over 5,000 volunteers and has donated over 2.8 million sanitary products. It is absolutely electrifying to see the difference being made thanks to the wonderful Share the Dignity team.
Doing our part!
Orange Sherbet are thrilled to have teamed up with the wonderful people at Share the Dignity who are making a real, on the ground difference to those in need. Whether that be fleeing domestic violence, experiencing homelessness, or are just really doing it tough. Orange Sherbet have loved the opportunity to do our bit to help such a wonderful and inspiring cause.
We kicked off strong with the sale of our Elton Dress Botanic Print Pink, in which we donated $30 from each dress sale to Share the Dignity. After being able to successfully donate an amazing $5000 we wanted to keep that ball rolling. We have since taken part in the “It’s in the Bag” campaign which allows Share the Dignity to donate thousands of bags filled with essential products and special gifts to those in need. We were so excited to be given the opportunity to help others and have already started collecting for the next drive which will be running for the month of March.Our entire team at Orange Sherbet are excited to see what’s in store next and will be sure to keep you all up to date.
To read more about this amazing cause or donate directly you can do so HERE!