Women’s optimal health and wellness has always been a true motivator when it comes to creating all our tea blends; so, when it came to considering the different charities we’d like to partner with, Share the Dignity always stood out to us.
Share the Dignity is an incredible Australian charity that works to end period poverty 1 – ie. the inability to purchase or access period products. Around the world, up to 500 million women and girls are living each month in period poverty and in Australia alone, that figure is over 1 million. Although period poverty is very real and debilitating, not many Australians are aware of how prevalent the issue is.
With the help of over 5,000 national volunteers, Share the Dignity collects thousands of
period products each year through their campaigns and collection drives, and distributes
them directly to charities and to those in need across Australia. To date, they have worked
with over 2,500 charities, donated over 2.7 million pads and tampons, 4,000 menstrual cups
and installed 186 Dignity Vending Machines.
It couldn’t be more fitting therefore, that – together with Dr Genevieve Bishop, a highly
respected obstetrician and gynaecologist at John Flynn Private Hospital – our CEO and
Founder, Jordana Edwards, marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by co-
hosting the DigniTEA Morning Tea Fundraiser on the hospital grounds.
As a regular host of morning teas for new mums – enabling women to come together and
share their experiences – John Flynn Private was forced to postpone last year’s fundraiser
event due to COVID restrictions, which made yesterday’s DigniTEA Morning Tea on
International Women’s Day, even more poignant.
Jordana noted, “Having a baby during a pandemic can be very isolating and Clean Tea,
Share the Dignity and John Flynn Private, were very grateful to be bringing new mothers
back together to connect for a wonderful, worthwhile and empowering cause. It was an
incredible morning and an immense privilege to host, with donations funding Share the
Dignity’s important work as they help those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence,
or who are simply doing it tough. When someone is in a vulnerable situation, the last thing
they should have to worry about is their period. This amazing charity looks to ease this
burden for them.”
Upon the launch of our DigniTEA and DigniTEA gift box in November 2020, Clean Tea
committed to donating $5 of every box and $2 of every single tea purchase to the charity,
which has resulted in over $1,200 in donations to date. Alongside a gold coin contribution,
attendees of the fundraiser were able to purchase a DigniTEA gift box at the event, with Dr
Genevieve Bishop also presenting an extremely generous donation of $5,000 to Tracey
Wickham – Corporate Relations Manager from Share the Dignity – on the day.
1 Period poverty is the term used to describe the inability to purchase sanitary products and it presents
a significant obstacle to health, comfort, and engagement with school and community activities.
At Clean Tea we are committed to making positive change in the lives of women, especially
when it comes to extending respect and dignity that we all deserve. By partnering with Share
the Dignity we can all make a real difference to those in need.
If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause, please visit https://www.sharethedignity.org.au/.