Share the Dignity's 'It's In The Bag' collection drive has started on the South Coast.
It's In The Bag is Share the Dignity's annual event and the group encourages everybody to put together bags filled with essential items, to donate to someone in need for Christmas.
The drive will go from now until November 28.
Share the Dignity, this year, had an unprecedented number of requests for Mum and Bub bags.
Since these contain extra items as well as those in normal bags, it's suggested that people join with one or two others to make up these bags
First find a good condition or new bag to fill (handbag, backpack or duffel) to fill.
A Mum and Bub bags contains:
- Sanitary and period products suitable for mums (Maternity pads, incontinence pads etc.)
- Shampoo (full size preferred)
- Conditioner (full size preferred)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Deodorant (roll-on or tins like No Pong only. no aerosols)
- Soap or body wash
- Breast pads
- Newborn nappies
- Baby shampoo and conditioner
- Baby soap or wash
- Disposable nappy bags
- Baby wipes
- Dummies and
- Nappy rash cream
Please identify a Mum and Bub bag by using a purple bag tag or ribbon.
The bags can be dropped off at your local Bunnings Wharehouse.
Here are some other things to put in a bags and share the dignity in the process.
What to donate
A new or good quality used bag filled with the essentials - pads and/or tampons, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap/body wash, roll on deodorant
What else you can add
Extra special items like perfume, book , sunscreen, sunglasses, hair brush, water bottle, hair accessories, body lotion, face cream or make up, a card or note
Types of bags
Adult, Teen and Mum and Bub Bags
What not to add
Razors/shavers, knives, scissors, aerosols, used items, any food and drinks, loose pads and tampons and pharmaceutical items.
Go to www.sharethedignity.org.au/itsinthebag for more information.