WHEN Melly Shute moved to Mornington with her husband and bought Bella on Main, this go-getter ex-fashion editor brought another aspect to her business when she became part of the charity, Share the Dignity.
Share the Dignity provides homeless and at risk women with donations of unopened sanitary products which are invaluable to women’s lives.
“We have a donation box in the store where people can drop off their unopened sanitary products. These donations allow the women a sense of dignity which is so important particularly at this challenging time in their lives,” Ms Shute said.
Perhaps it is her vast experience in the fashion industry, her growing up in North Caulfield where her mum owned a dry cleaning business, or the academic education of a girl on the verge of finishing a law degree, but one thing is for sure, Melly definitely has an awareness of women’s struggles, and a down to earth practical way to help.
“No woman should have to choose between eating and buying sanitary napkins, and we are so blown away by the amazing response of peninsula residents to helping the cause,” she said, explaining she could not do it without the help of her husband. “He is amazing and drops all the items off in Seaford at the collections depot.”
The bright pink donations box is in the Bella on Main store, 96 Main St, Mornington.
Call: 0438 020 660.