Woolworths annual Share the Dignity drive has begun, but the urgency for donations has never been stronger according to Orana Mall Woolworths store manager Ben Richard.
Mr Richard said given the hardships of COVID-19, it is more important now than ever before for people to donate the much needed sanitary items.
"We encourage anyone who can, to please donate while in store," Mr Richard said.
The donations are then given discreetly to homeless, at-risk women and girls, experiencing domestic violence through the distribution of sanitary items, within the local area.
Mr Richard said it is important for all women, of all ages, and who may affected by unfortunate circumstances, to be able to have access to these items that are necessary and should not be inaccessible.
Each store will also donate five cents from every singular sanitary purchase to the Australian Women's Charity, which has provided Australian women with more than 2.5 million pads and tampons and 3,000 menstrual cups since it began in 2015.
Donations can be made in Woolworth stores across the country by purchasing an extra packet of pads or tampons and putting them into the pink Share the Dignity donation box which is located at the front of the store.