Dignity in the bag as businesses reach out to help
THE word ‘dignity’ resonates with Claremont business owner Sahba Salekian.
“As a woman, we go through so many challenges and the one thing carrying us forward is our dignity,” said the owner of frozen yogurt business Tutti Frutti.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, homeless… if you have dignity you can make it through life.”
Mrs Salekian is among several members of the Claremont Business Group, which formed a month ago, promoting Share the Dignity’s second annual It’s in the Bag campaign that asks people to donate pre-loved handbags filled with feminine products.
Share the Dignity then distributes the full handbags to women’s refuges and those in need.
Handbags filled with feminine products such as tampons, cleansing wipes, deodorants and tooth paste can be dropped at Tutti Frutti until December 3 and at the Town of Claremont’s pop up Christmas shop on Bay View Terrace on December 3.
Claremont Business Group members with handbags filled with feminine products.