A brilliant way to support those experiencing period poverty around Australia. Donate a box of Tsuno product to one of the local charities we support. For every box donated, Tsuno will add one, doubling your donation and giving dignity to more people.
All these charities help support people experiencing homelessness, hardship or seeking asylum in Australia, by providing a mix of support services, food and hygiene supplies. Please head to the links below to find out more about each charity.
*Charities with an asterix provide a tax deductible goods receipt for all donations at the end of financial year.
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia's leading advocate for asylum seekers. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, the ASRC are an independent organisation delivering direct services to some of the most disadvantaged people in our community. More than half of their clients have no income at all, and nearly 90% live below the poverty line. Struggling to make it from day to day without healthcare or settlement services, they face destitution and adversity.
The ASRC responds through in-house provision of essential items such as bedding, nappies and phone cards. Their ‘supermarket model’ Foodbank gives asylum seekers the autonomy to select food. You can help by creating a subscription or purchasing a one-off donation here, which supplies women with sanitary pads through the Foodbank who’d otherwise go without.
Your generous donations make ongoing menstrual dignity possible. These product donations can be tax deductible through the ASRC, and all donations are sent directly to the centre. Thank you!
Women in our own Australian backyard are going without basic toiletries. Accessibility to simple items like deodorant, shampoo and soap prove challenging when the closest store can be up to 1000km away. Some communities are at the end of 750km of harsh, red dirt roads. Others can be cut off by flood waters for months at a time. Some are only accessible via boat or plane. Some communities may be lucky enough to have a small store, but the prices of basic items are exuberant.
19% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are living in unacceptable living standards due to overcrowded housing and structural faults. The target released by the government in the recent Close the Gap Agreement is to ensure 88% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are living in housing of an acceptable standard by 2031. Whilst this would be an improvement, it still will not be on par with non-Indigenous people. Meanwhile there was no mention of the cost of living in remote communities nor any plan to further subsidise basic groceries so that people can afford to shop for their families in their community.
Happy Boxes believe this is unacceptable.
We want to send as many Happy Boxes filled with toiletries and self care products as possible. To provide women, regardless of their location and situation, the enjoyment of life’s necessities and luxuries that we regularly take for granted.
Matriarchs are the backbone of our communities, Mothers, Sisters, Aunties, Grandmothers; all trying to support their families in adverse circumstances, quite often pouring from an empty cup. If just one Happy Box can fill one person’s cup, then what we do is more than worthwhile.
Support the empowerment of women through alleviating the barriers of accessing basic needs,
Provide opportunities for women to build capacity for individual and community development; and
Provide opportunities for women to share story and create connection to nurture positive mental health.
Your generous donations make ongoing menstrual dignity possible for these women. These product donations can be tax deductible through Happy Boxes, and all donations are sent directly to the Happy Boxes Hub to be distributed from there. Thank you!
Pinchapoo (Aussie slang for pinch-a-shampoo) is proudly responsible for creating the quite genius and cheeky hotel toiletry ‘pinching’ movement 12 years ago… and for good reason!
Building on this modern day Robin Hood concept, they have redistributed more than 7 MILLION personal hygiene products to thousands of disadvantaged men, women and children nationally each year. Pinchapoo is the biggest national NFP supplier of personal hygiene products and works with over 550 leading organisations, community groups and government institutions as a total hygiene solution, providing a reliable source of customised packs to EVERYBODY in EVERY situation of need
1 in 6 Australian families are forced to make the heart-breaking decision between buying food and personal hygiene products every week. It is Pinchapoos vision to change this stat to reflect every Australian having access to this basic human right, essential to mental and physical wellbeing.
Based in Sydney, Asylum Seekers Centre (ASC) is a place of nurturing and welcome. It is an oasis for many people, a safe place for those who have fled situations of enormous danger. They provide practical and personal support for people living in the community who are seeking asylum and address the myriad of people’s complex needs offering a huge range of services under one roof - including assisting with groceries and sourcing sanitary items for those experiencing period poverty. Often sanitary items are not at the forefront of peoples minds when donating food, so donating Tsuno products means you are directly impacting whether someone has to choose between food or period products. You are giving dignity.
Share The Dignity provide at-risk and homeless people across Australia with period products because no one should suffer the indignity of choosing between eating and buying sanitary items. Pads donated through the Tsuno donation option are passed on in bulk to Share the Dignity to distribute to the relevant charities and shelters at the end of each half yearly donation drive. By choosing to donate Tsuno, you’re providing a quality, environmentally and socially aware product to those who need it most.
In April 2015, Kelly Peacock and Amy Rust started a charity called Essentials 4 Women SA, now known as The Period Project SA. The Period Project SA are a product donation campaign seeking sanitary items and new underwear for homeless and disadvantaged people, many of whom are victims of domestic violence. These sorts of items are rarely donated from members of the public for a variety of reasons but mostly because they don’t realise these bare necessities are not provided to women in need for free.
For the disadvantaged, The Period Project SA aims to provide the basic, but costly, items for periods including sanitary products and underwear. Their passion for helping women promises to help empower and enhance the wellbeing and dignity for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Their long term goal is to get to a point in South Australia were vulnerable people no longer need to menstruate without dignity and to resort to disturbing decisions such as making the choice between either buying food or buying essential sanitary items.
Here is a collection of images from some of the charity deliveries Roz made during 2022/2023. The outside boxes might be a bit dull and brown, but the contents are gorgeous and provide dignity to so many people. Thank you so much to everyone who donates and makes these deliveries possible.
An amazing feature wall at the Pinchapoo HQ using repurposed Tsuno boxes from donations.
Share The Dignity
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Share The Dignity
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Asylum Seekers Centre
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