Give gift of dig­nity

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CALS are en­cour­aged to donate a back­pack or hand­bag filled with san­i­tary prod­ucts and toi­letries to help a woman in need this Christ­mas.

Share the Dig­nity’s It’s in the Bag ap­peal aims to pro­vide bags of items such as san­i­tary prod­ucts, sham­poo and con­di­tioner, tooth­brushes, tooth­paste, soap and de­odor­ant to women and teenagers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness or do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Bun­nings Har­ris­dale com­plex man­ager Ju­lian Page said they were look­ing to help as many women as they could this year.

“The team is re­ally ex­cited to be in­volved with the ap­peal for the sec­ond year run­ning,” he said.

“This year we’re striv­ing to col­lect 120,000 bags.

“Un­for­tu­nately, there are many vul­ner­a­ble women and teens across WA who do not have ac­cess to ba­sic san­i­tary prod­ucts.

“By set­ting up eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble col­lec­tion points for the do­na­tion bags, we hope we can en­cour­age many lo­cals to come to­gether and sup­port other women in need.”

Share the Dig­nity founder Rochelle Courte­nay said do­nat­ing a bag full of hy­gienic es­sen­tials was a “small but ex­tremely im­pact­ful ges­ture” that lo­cals could take part in.

Bags can be dropped off at any Bun­nings store, in­clud­ing O’Con­nor, Bi­bra Lake, Cock­burn Cen­tral and Har­ris­dale, un­til De­cem­ber 2.

Visit sharethedig­nity.­mas-char­ity for more in­for­ma­tion about the ap­peal.

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