Get involved in Share the Dignity’s #ItsInTheBag annual event!

Donate essential items to someone in need this Christmas

#ItsInTheBag is Share the Dignity‘s annual event where they encourage everyday Australians to put together bags filled with essential items, to donate to someone in need for Christmas.

The bags are dropped off at Bunnings by generous Aussies, such as yourself, and are distributed to 3,000 Australian charities that have registered with Share the Dignity. These charities then hand out your donated bags to people in need for Christmas. For 2021, collections points for bag donations will be open at every Bunnings store across Australia from 19 to 28 November.

In 2020, Share the Dignity was able to donate 93,981 #ItsInTheBag donations to women, girls and those who menstruate bringing their four-year total to 617,517 bag donations.

How do you donate your bags?

  1. Find a good condition or new bag to fill (e.g. handbag, backpack or duffel)
  2. Fill the bag with essential items (listed below)
  3. You can then add in some extra special additions and a handwritten note
  4. Tell your friends about #ItsInTheBag
  5. Take your filled bag to any Bunnings across Australia for collection between 19-28 November 2021
  6. Feel warm and fuzzy for making someone feel special at Christmas!

Can’t get to a Bunnings between 19-28 November?

  1. Mail your donation directly to: 
    Share the Dignity, PO Box 345, Sandgate QLD 4017
  2. Sponsor a bag through the Share the Dignity website, and they will pack and donate it for you.

Essentials for Adult bags

Essentials for Teen bags

  • Sanitary and period products suitable for young bodies (pads, tampons, incontinence pads, reusable pads, period-proof underwear and menstrual cups)
  • Shampoo (full size preferred)
  • Conditioner (full size preferred)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant (roll-on or tins like No Pong only, no aerosols)
  • Soap or body wash

Please identify a teen bag by using a yellow bag tag or ribbon

Essentials for Mum & bub bags

  • Sanitary and period products suitable for mums (Maternity pads, incontinence pads etc.)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (full size preferred)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant (roll-on or tins like No Pong only, no aerosols)
  • Soap or body wash
  • Breast pads
  • Newborn nappies
  • Baby Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Baby soap or wash
  • Disposable nappy bags
  • Baby wipes
  • Dummies
  • Nappy rash cream

Please identify a Mum & bub bag by using a purple bag tag or ribbon

For more information on how to get involved in this year’s #ItsInTheBag campaign, head to the Share the Dignity website.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums


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