Share the Dignity launches Christmas appeal #ItsInTheBag

22nd Nov 2022

Share the Dignity is calling on New South Wales residents to support women and girls in need this Christmas through their annual #ItsInTheBag Christmas appeal.
The initiative, which is now in its eighth year, aims to ensure that every woman and girl spending Christmas in a refuge or domestic violence shelter, receives the basic essentials – including pads and tampons, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, and soap – as well as little luxuries such as hair accessories or a handwritten note.
Local volunteer Anne Lane is once again encouraging people to donate a bag, which can be dropped off from Friday 18 November until Sunday 27 November 2022.
“It’s an amazing cause to get behind and you can choose to pack an adult, teen or mum and bub bag,” Anne said. “Anyone wanting to support ‘Share the Dignity’ for its Christmas appeal, can do so donating those bags locally to either CT Electric or Brisk Trading and Crop Hair Design in Guyra.”
From here, Anne and the other volunteers will check the bags and distribute them to charities in Guyra and Armidale to go to those in need for Christmas this year.
Share the Dignity NSW Volunteer Team Leader Leanne Barile said she hoped to see more NSW residents rally behind the cause than ever before to fulfill the expected 38,000 requests from NSW charities.
“This year we expect to receive more than 38,000 bag requests from our charity partners in NSW,” Ms Barile said.
“With that in mind, we encourage everyone in a position to do so, to please consider building a bag of ‘hope and love’, and together we can ensure the most vulnerable receive a cherished gift this Christmas.”
Those wanting to support women and girls in need can also drop-off an #ItsInTheBag donation to their nearest Bunnings store from 18 - 27 November 2022, Sponsor a Bag online, or register to become a Share the Dignity volunteer. Donations will be distributed to Australians in need in time for Christmas via Share the Dignity’s 3000 charity partners, and supporters can Sponsor A Bag year-round.