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Drink a pink drink and give to charity
Why not join us from 5.00 pm each Wednesday for a drink pink Wednesdays! This will be a celebration of cocktails and carbs with a fantastic charitable goal in mind.
When you purchase a pizza, pasta or salad, you can also buy a delicious pink gin spritz for just $5. The great part of this is that each and every $5 spritz sale will be donated to Share the Dignity, an Australian charity supporting Australian women. This charity helps women who are faced with homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
Now Vapiano Australia has taken the guilt out of drinking these two culinary delights! This, in turn, will go so well with your weekly pizza or pasta meal - it will go a long way to help these Australian women in need.
Back in February, the people at Vapiano launched Drink Pink Wednesdays in each of their nation-wide seven restaurants. Here they teamed up with the charity Share the Dignity so that they could raise these much-needed funds for Australian women.
Then the full $5 from the cocktail will go directly to Share the Dignity to support the excellent work they do to help these Australian women.
Since launching this initiative in February, Drink Pink Wednesdays has raised $36,580 which has been donated directly to Share the Dignity, and this will now mark the end of the first 6 months.
Rochelle Courtenany said "I could never have expected such results; this donation will help thousands of women in Australia. Who would've thought a pink cocktail could make such an impact". Rochelle is the founder and managing director who runs Share the Dignity and she also said that "There are more than 100,000 Australian women and teenage girls who every month go without female sanitary products because they cannot afford them. I hope that by sharing our story and by amazing organisations like Vapiano helping to raise awareness, we can start a global push to end period poverty so that no woman needs to forfeit sanitary products because of financial circumstances.''
Currently, the money will go directly towards installing their trademark Pinkbox Dignity Vending Machines. These machines will be put into women's shelters and schools across the country. With these machines, they will be able to help many women get back on their feet.
Since 2017, Share the Dignity has installed over 100 Pinkbox Dignity vending machines across Australia and these distribute pads and tampons for free in homeless shelters and schools. The team at Vapiano have vowed to continue Drink Pink Wednesdays through to the end of the year, with their sights set on doubling the figure already raised.
Organisers say that they took this on not really knowing what the support would be from the public. The expectations have been, however, far greater than they had expected. There are many regulars who come in each Wednesday night for cocktails and carbs.
Vapiano, located at Flinders Lane at 334 Flinders Lane, Melbourne is located right in the heart of the city amongst Melbourne's famous laneways and shopping. Vapiano Flinders Lane seats over 250 people and is perfect for cool dinner and drinks. It has a separate bar area, outdoor balconies and cool decor, this is fabulous Melbourne!
At Vapiano Flinders Lane, you'll have your fresh pasta made up right in front of you, just the way you like it!
ABOUT SHARE THE DIGNITY
Donate to a women's charity that makes a real, grassroots difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence. Small dignities make a big difference! They campaign for justice for women in Australia and they need people who are kind-hearted to help these women.
Join the campaign for dignity!
For more information on the Drink Pink initiative head to Vapiano or for more information on Share the Dignity, go to Share the Dignity.