BORDER people are being urged to help end period poverty.
Share the Dignity is seeking donations of feminine hygiene products at collection points on the Border this month.
Share the Dignity Border volunteer Rebecca O'Brien said the April Dignity Drive allowed the public to help women experiencing homelessness and poverty.
She said people could donate basic essentials for women and girls in crisis including pads, tampons and personal hygiene products.
"These are all things we take for granted that the underprivileged women of our community go without," she said.
Charities benefiting from the donations included Yes Unlimited Betty's Place, St Matthew's Mothers Union, Carevan, West Albury Community Centre and MHA Care Limited.
Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said the organisation, through its biannual drive, helped to alleviate the undignified situations for thousands of women.
"So many women, every month, have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them," she said.
"Many mothers have to choose between buying tampons and feeding their children; girls miss out on school simply because families cannot afford to buy the basics of necessities."
Drop-off venues for sanitary items are Chemist Warehouse Lavington and Albury, Terry White Chemmart Lavington Square and Corowa Australia Post Shop.
Thousands of pink collection boxes are located throughout Australia.
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