Share the Dignity: Charity gifts for Christmas

You have the power to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas by donating to Share the Dignity’s Christmas collection, It’s in the Bag.

The initiative provides pads, tampons, personal hygiene products and everyday luxuries to homeless women, women at risk or women experiencing domestic violence.

The concept is simple: choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special, pop in a thoughtful note or Christmas card and show her someone cares.

Show her that she matters because everyone deserves to feel that way.

Next time you’re at the shops, collect a few items for your Christmas handbag.

No matter how you celebrate Christmas with your family, this will be the most meaningful and appreciated gift you give this year.

Photo: Share the Dignity.

Photo: Share the Dignity.

What goes in the bag?

Ask yourself: what would a homeless woman need? Chances are, she needs the same personal care and sanitary items you do.

The handbag can be packed full of useful things and little luxuries.

Especially relevant items are the little things you need every day, from a toothbrush to a hairbrush, because nobody should go without life’s little essentials!

The 2017 Collection will run from November 18 until December 2.

Why It’s in the Bag?

It’s in the Bag Christmas charity came about when the founders realised women in crisis will put the needs of others before themselves, whatever the time of year.

They wanted to do something that would give these women a little happiness at Christmas.

There are 85,000 homeless women who need your help this Christmas. Many have fled domestic violence or experienced extreme poverty.

Make them feel special.

It’s simple and it makes a big difference in a woman’s life.

Drop off a bag at any Bunnings Warehouse across Australia before 6pm on December 2.

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