Products - for NGOs
Building inclusive communities through period equity
Why Period Products in Community Spaces
Essentials not luxuries
Did you know that up to 70% of people with periods have been caught short by their period outside of their homes? People don’t choose to have periods, and period products are a necessity, not a luxury, just like toilet paper and soap. If you get caught out without products, it impacts engagement and wellbeing. Community organisations have a responsibility to create fair, inclusive and equitable spaces.
Enhances community wellbeing
When people get periods unexpectedly, it impacts their well-being. Providing free period products means people in your community don't have to worry about constantly carrying their period products, it is one less thing they have to stress about. When people are caught out, it forces them to have awkward conversations, engineer unhygienic makeshift solutions, make emergency trips to the shops, or simply go home.
Tackles local period poverty
24% of people with periods in Aotearoa have at some point, missed work, school or being involved in activities, because they didn’t have access to period products. Providing these products increases engagement in local activities like going to the library or swimming pool, playing sports, or joining cultural activities. People with periods will feel more comfortable participating in their local communities, knowing they will not get caught out.
How to get started with Dignity
We’ll create a customised proposal and cost estimate for how Dignity can work for your community organisation.
We’ll set you up in our ordering system and send you some marketing material to help you to launch this initiative to your community.
3 month trial
We’ll then send you an order for your first 3 months. At the end of this we’ll check in to see how it’s going, and if we need to make any changes to your subscription volume or product selection.
We’ll set you up on a subscription that automatically delivers products to your office locations.
You’re now a Dignity Period Positive Community Organisation
You’ll regularly receive period products to better support the people in your community, enhancing well-being, equity and inclusivity - and knowing that together, we are one step closer to creating period equity.
Contact us for a customised quote for your NGO
From our community organisations
Far North District Council
"Dignity makes a huge impact in our Far North lower socio-economic communities. Libraries are places where people can visit and don’t need to spend money. The Dignity initiative supports this kaupapa and adds to the building of relationships, support and trust within communities. It has been a real privilege to partner with Dignity and share ways to promote and give period products to those in need."
Westland District Library
"Our library partnering with Dignity shows that we care about the health and well-being of our team and our visitors, making a positive impact. It provides me with peace of mind when my cycle behaves unpredictably and it significantly reduces the level of stress associated with my periods. I am proud to work in a library where period products are freely accessible to people in need. By partnering with Dignity our library is able to have a direct positive impact on period equity and wellbeing in our community.”
Rotorua Aquatic Centre
"The Dignity posters have officially been up for two days and already we have helped around ten women! The tampons are a hit, and customers are thrilled they can join in on swimming. Thank you for supporting our facility at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre, and helping us help others!"
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Why does Dignity exist?
Dignity exists with the fundamental belief that all people with periods should have equitable access to period products. This vision has driven us to establish a social enterprise dedicated to creating Period Equity in Aotearoa.
How can I sign up for Dignity?
The process of signing up for Dignity is seamless, simply send us a customised quote request. We’ll ask you for some information, like how many employees you have, and will send you a customised quote for your organisation. The usage will be based on what we know similar sized companies use.
How can I introduce Dignity at my workplace?
Implementing Dignity at your workplace is an exciting initiative. We ensure a hassle-free delivery directly to your doorstep for your first product orders, along with your preferred option to store the products. We’ll then send you some onboarding marketing material which includes bathroom posters and communications you can share with your team.
How can I order and pay for Dignity?
We offer multiple options to facilitate the ordering and payment process:
Buy Online: Simply select the package that suits your requirements and follow the steps provided on our Stripe payment portal. Once the purchase is confirmed, we will promptly ship the goods within 7 working days.
By Invoice: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll help you to create a customised packaged, and you’ll be invoiced at the end of each month.
How soon will the packages arrive?
We strive to ensure timely delivery of all packages within 7 working days from the date of purchase.
How can I reorder Dignity?
To set up recurring payments and subscriptions, please send us an email at email@example.com with the subject line "subscription." Reordering is a seamless process conducted online—simply select your preferred package, and we will ensure its delivery to you by the following week.
Is Dignity available to businesses outside Wellington?
Yes, Dignity is available to businesses nationwide throughout New Zealand, ensuring accessibility beyond the Wellington region
Where does Dignity source its period products from?
We are proud to have established a valuable partnership with the esteemed team at Organic Initiative (Oi). Our tampons, pads, and liners are crafted from certified organic cotton, and the wrappers are made from bioplastic derived from plant starches. Our packaging boxes are recyclable, and we utilize vegetable dyes for the inks. All Oi products are free from chlorine, synthetics such as rayon and polypropylene, chemicals, dyes, fragrances, and lubricants. Moreover, they are biodegradable. We diligently source Oi products from ecologically managed producers who adhere to cruelty-free practices. For further information, please visit oi4me.com.
Who are the recipients of the period products gifted by Dignity?
We extend our support to youth, and community groups throughout Aotearoa, providing period products to those who lack access. You can see a full list of our Give Partners here.