In The Bag charity drive on again
THE Mansfield charity drive for ‘Share the Dignity’, In The Bag, has started again – aiming to provide sanitary products for homeless women.
First run in Mansfield almost 12 months ago, local organiser Melisa Albers has embraced the charity – hand delivering any donated items to Melbourne.
In The Bag is a unique charity drive that asks people to donate handbags full of essential sanitary items – toothbrushes, pads, tampons and even luxury items are permitted such as lipstick and blush.
Last year 27,000 i t e ms were delivered to women in crisis throughout Australia – this year, the group hope to double that.
Since the last product drive, Ms Albers has become the Victorian Charities co-ordinator for Share the Dignity, and is open to suggestions as to who might benefit most from the products.
For those who are not able to donate a full handbag, loose items are gratefully received as well.
Collection points are located at All Things Natural and Organic, Ochre Earth, Phudley’s Gifts and Jewellery, TUP Fit- ness Studio and the Mansfield Anglican Church.
This year, there has been an identified need for deodorant, conditioner, hair brushes and cleansing wipes.
If you would like to donate, or if any businesses would like to come on board, they are en- couraged to contact Melisa at [email protected]pond.com.
For more information on Share the Dignity you can visit its website at http://www. sharethedignity.com.au/.
The Mansfield In The Bag charity drive will run until this Saturday, December 3.