Share the Dignity’s ‘It’s in the Bag’ drive is back at Bunnings

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
Narelle Miniter, Asha Bhat, Bunnings' Kylie Dean and Wendy Kennedy.
Camera IconNarelle Miniter, Asha Bhat, Bunnings' Kylie Dean and Wendy Kennedy. Credit: Laurie Benson

Great Southern residents are being asked to donate to young women in need this holiday season.

Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the Bag” Christmas appeal is launching on Friday.

The appeal, supported by Bunnings Warehouse, encourages people to donate a bag of toiletries and sanitary items.

Share the Dignity was founded in 2015. Since then they have donated more than 3.8 million packets of pads and tampons to those in need with the help of thousands of volunteers nationwide.

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Share the Dignity founder and managing director Rochelle Courtenay said she was hopeful that donations would increase after taking a hit over the pandemic.

“We’re now seeing the true impacts of the past few years, which sadly has meant that more vulnerable women and girls are looking for support than ever before,” she said.

“This might be the only gift they will receive this Christmas.

“A simple gift can provide hope and dignity, and that’s what the festive season is all about.”

Share the Dignity’s Great Southern volunteer team leader Asha Bhat said she hoped to see more West Australians rally behind the cause this year.

“We’re encouraging the WA public to give where they can, in whatever way they can — that might be lovingly putting together a bag, sponsoring a bag online, or volunteering their time,” Ms Bhat said.

Bunnings chief customer officer Ryan Baker said they were proud to support It’s in the Bag for the sixth year running.

“Now more than ever, the community need some extra support and we are proud to play a small part in helping Share the Dignity to continue their important work,” he said.

“We encourage anyone who is able to donate and drop a bag at their local Bunnings to help make a difference this Christmas.”

Donations can be made by dropping off a bag at your local Bunnings store from November 18-27.

You can also sponsor a bag online via Share the Dignity’s website or sign up to become a volunteer.

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