Fill a handbag with a Christmas gift for women and girls in need

The Collection Points for the 2018 It’s In The Bag campaign have now closed.

Thank you everyone for your support.

The 2018 It’s In the Bag Campaign has now closed.

Donate to our Christmas collection #itsinthebag. You have the power to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas. Provide pads and tampons, personal hygiene products and everyday luxuries to homeless women, women at risk or women experiencing domestic violence.

It’s simple. First of all, choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use.  Then, 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.

When can I make a donation?

You will be able to drop off your donation between 16th November and 2nd December 2018 at your local Bunning Warehouse or Bunnings Trade Centre.

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.  Your handbag can be packed full of useful things and little luxuries. Especially relevant items are those little things you need every day, from your toothbrush to your hairbrush. Because nobody should go without life’s little essentials!

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This year you can also purchase your Bag Protector (as shown in the photo above) to place your #itsinthebag gift inside. At $9.95 each, this is a bag for your #itsinthebag, that doubles as a laundry bag or a shopping bag for the lady receiving your gift this Christmas.

Visit the Resources page for available printables.

Why It’s in the Bag?

It’s In The Bag Christmas charity campaign idea came to us when we realised that women in crisis will put the needs of others before themselves, whatever the time of year. And we 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. We want to make them feel special. You can help. It’s simple and it makes a big difference in a woman’s life.

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest updates and some awesome specials for filing you #itsinthebag gift with.

Tight for time? Try Chemist Warehouse

We know that time is tight, especially during the holiday season. Not everyone has time to put together a bag for our #itsinthebag collection, and that’s why we’ve partnered with the wonderful crew at Chemist Warehouse to bring you pre-made Share the Dignity Care Bags, carefully picked and packed by Chemist Warehouse and delivered directly to us, all for the low price of only $29.99.

Each bag contains:

  • Sanitary Items
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Comb
  • Paw Paw Balm

These bags will be gifted, just like all donations received during the It’s in the Bag campaign, to women and girls across the country who are experiencing homelessness, poverty or domestic violence this Christmas.

Please visit the Chemist Warehouse website to purchase your Care Bag today.