DEW will host an Essentials 4 Women SA’s (E4WSA) donation drive on White Ribbon Day on 22 November, and you are encouraged to help some of the community’s most vulnerable people by helping collate care packages or donating items.
E4WSA is a volunteer organisation that aims to provide basic but costly feminine hygiene items for disadvantaged women with little or no income, who are often forced to choose between buying sanitary products or other essentials such as food.
You can support this cause by placing new underwear, pads, tampons, panty liners and toiletries in donation boxes placed in DEW’s Waymouth Street office kitchens and regional visitor centres.
Donated products will then be used to make up care packages on White Ribbon Day and delivered to women in need across the state.
Staff in the Waymouth Street office also have the opportunity to pack a bag (or two) on their way into work on 22 November, and regional staff can also get involved in their local initiatives.
Please register your interest with Water Licensing Branch Water and River Murray Division Correspondence and Reporting Officer Koral Lane if you’d like to help and volunteer your time to support this initiative.
E4WSA supports a number of organisations in SA and assists women who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, victims of domestic violence, recently arrived asylum seekers or those who have little or no income.
As a White Ribbon accredited workplace, DEW is committed to supporting staff in taking positive action against domestic violence and to help their local community.