It's as simple as putting it into a box. It can be any sanitary item, anything of that nature. If you're in store and you need to grab a packet of pads for yourself, or something else, grab an extra packet.Dubbo Woolworths Riverdale assistant store manager Candice Fell
For the first time in its history Woolworths supermarkets are supporting Share the Dignities August Drive by collecting in-store donations.
'Share The Dignity' is an organisation which aims to provide homeless and at-risk women nationally with sanitary products to allow them a sense of dignity at a time when they need it most.
The pink box will be located in Woolworth's stores across the nation towards the front near the check out bays.
Dubbo Woolworths Riverdale assistant store manager Candice Fell said donating is as simple as placing a sanitary item into the box.
The donations will be collected by local charities who will discreetly distribute them to residents in need.
According to Share the Dignities website, on any given night in Australia, one in 200 people are homeless.
Of those, 44 per cent are female, 27 per cent are children under the age of 18 and family violence is the number one reason people present to homeless services.
Founder of Share the Dignity, Rochelle Courtenay said when you donate sanitary products, you're donating much more than pads and tampons.
"You're giving a woman experiencing homelessness or financial crisis the essentials, so she doesn't need to choose between food and dignity," she said.
"The support Woolworths has shown since becoming a partner just a few months ago is already making a meaningful difference.
"Having a collection point in all of their supermarkets this month will make it even easier for shoppers to play their role in helping thousands of Australian women and girls in need."
Ms Fell said they encourage people to donate to the drive.
"It can be any sanitary item, anything of that nature," she said.
"If you're in-store and you need to grab a packet of pads for yourself, or something else, grab an extra packet.
"It's as simple as putting it into the box after you go through the checkout."