What is 'It's In The Bag'?
Each year the ‘It’s in The Bag’ campaign gives vulnerable women and girls a reason to smile over the festive season. This collaboration with Share the Dignity restores dignity by sharing handbags filled with essential hygiene products, plus a few extra treats. ‘It’s In The Bag’ is a simple idea which works like this:
- Donate a handbag in good, used condition that you no longer use.
- Fill it with items that will make a difference to the daily life of a vulnerable woman or girl.
- Be sure to include the essentials such as sealed packets of pads and tampons, roll-on deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and soap or bodywash.
- Add little luxuries like lip balm, new socks, a magazine - anything that would make a woman or teenage girl feel special. You can also add a thoughtful note in to the bag to show the recipient they are in your thoughts.
Who is Share the Dignity?
Share the Dignity works to make a real, on the ground difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or doing it tough. Share the Dignity distribute period products to those in need and work to end period poverty in Australia. When someone is doing it tough, the last thing on their mind should be dealing with their period.
Share the Dignity assist those in need by collecting thousands of period products each year through collection drives and campaigns and distribute them directly to charities across Australia.
Where and when can I donate?
Donations can be made from Friday 20 November to Sunday 29 November 2020. ‘It’s in the Bag’ collection boxes will only be available in Bunnings stores and Trade Centres open to the public between Friday 20 November until Sunday 29 November 2020, in accordance with State health restrictions.