KickStart is proud to have foundation sponsor National Pharmacies not only helping South Australian children start school with a full stomach each day, but also helping young girls access period products.
National Pharmacies opened in 1911 to care for the South Australian community. Since then they have grown and continue supporting our communities by caring for people, enabling health and inspiring wellness. Since 2013 National Pharmacies and have proudly donated over $350,000 to KSFK, through corporate and in-store donations from our members, customers and staff.
When we launched our Period Poverty campaign in 2021, National Pharmacies helped KickStart to distribute sanitary items to over 350 South Australian schools by making donation bins available in all stores.
“We are proud to assist the KickStart for Kids Period Poverty initiative through our donation bins in all of our South Australian stores, helping make sure that students are able to access period products freely and easily,” National Pharmacies CEO Vito Borrello said.
“It has been fantastic to see our staff, members and customers get behind this initiative, donating period products and dropping them into the Kickstart for Kids bins in our stores,” he said.
KickStart founder Ian Steel has been a member of National Pharmacies for over 25 years and is proud to have them on board as a major partner to help SA kids.
“Their support has just been incredible and it is always great to work with businesses in SA whose mission aligns with our own,” Ian said.