Thank you - Share the Dignity Christmas Charity

Thank you for all of your wonderful donations.
Our 2019 It’s in the Bag Christmas Appeal is now closed.

If you missed the Bunnings drop off you can post your bags to PO BOX 345 SANDGATE 4017 QLD.

Thank you for sharing the dignity this Christmas.

Share the Dignity wants to say some heartfelt thanks….

We want to thank the 134,010 of you that put your hard-earned money and your heart and soul into making up a #itsinthebag Xmas gift for women in need.

We want to thank the thousands of charities that we pass the bags on to that really are always there for women in need.

And last, but certainly not least, we want to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers that we call Shereos and Heroes that really are angels on this earth. They have worked tirelessly to ensure every woman this Christmas that we can help wakes up with a gift this year.

? A huge thank you Bunnings Warehouse Australia for you enabling us to make this possible. ?

We love bringing the #itsinthebag Christmas appeal to life. This year we collected nearly 7,000 nappy bags, which is a huge increase on last year. We really appreciate the love, attention and money people took to put together – they are very much appreciated.

We are busy as bees as we try to get these gifts to Northern Territory and Western Australia where we did not get as many donations compared to requests. Every woman in need deserves the basic of necessities and to feel valued, irrespective of where they live. A huge thank you to National Storage who help us with our transit sheds we would be lost without your kindness. And another huge thank you to Cope Senstive Transport for helping the kindness be experienced for our remote women.

How can you help from here? Invite a friend or two to like our page let them know why you passionately believe we all deserve dignity, even in the simplest of forms. #itsinthebag

This Christmas we know every woman spending Christmas in a domestic violence refuge will receive a gift. Women experiencing homelessness will receive a gift, our drought stricken farming women, our remote indigenous women and last but not least, our young girls in foster care or experiencing homelessness or in need will feel the magic of Christmas from a sister they will never meet.

Donate to our Christmas collection #itsinthebag. You have the power to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas. Provide pads and tampons, personal hygiene products and everyday luxuries to homeless women, women at risk or women experiencing domestic violence.

It’s simple. First of all, choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use.  Then, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special, pop in a thoughtful note or Christmas card and show her someone cares. Show her that she matters because everyone deserves to feel that way.

Next time you’re at the shops, collect a few items for your Christmas handbag. No matter how you celebrate Christmas with your family, this will be the most meaningful and appreciated gift you give this year.

Don’t forget to check that you have all of the essentials inside:

  • Pads/ tampons
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Roll on deodorant
  • Soap or Body wash

If you are unable to get to Bunnings before the close off day, you can post your bags to:

Share the Dignity – IITB 2019
PO BOX 345
Sandgate QLD 4017

Thank you for sharing the dignity this Christmas – your donation will make a difference to a woman or girl doing it tough.

Thank you to Bunnings for your ongoing support

Why It’s in the Bag?

It’s In The Bag Christmas charity campaign idea came to us when we realised that women in crisis will put the needs of others before themselves, whatever the time of year. And we wanted to do something that would give these women a little happiness at Christmas.

There are 85,000 homeless women who need your help this Christmas. Many have fled domestic violence or experienced extreme poverty. We want to make them feel special. You can help. It’s simple and it makes a big difference in a woman’s life.

What’s in the Bag?

The three types of bag we collect are:

Teen Bag

Nappy Bag

Woman's Bag

Bag Protector

This year you can also purchase a Bag Protector to place your #itsinthebag gift inside. At $9.95 each, this is a bag for your #itsinthebag, that doubles as a laundry bag or a shopping bag for the lady receiving your gift this Christmas.


If you are a registered volunteer and need posters or other printables, please visit the Resources page.


When can I make a donation?

You will be able to drop off your donation between Friday 22 November and Saturday 7 December 2019 at your local Bunnings.

Where can I make a donation?

You will be able to drop off your donation at your local Bunning – click on the Bunnings logo below for the store locator.

What goes in the bag?

Ask yourself what would a homeless woman need? Chances are, she needs the same personal care and sanitary items you do. Your handbag can be packed full of useful things and little luxuries. Especially relevant items are those little things you need every day, from your toothbrush to your hairbrush. Because nobody should go without life’s little essentials!


What if I have a lot of bags – can I get them picked up?

Collections will be made from all Bunnings stores nationally.
If you have over 100 bags to donate, please complete the attached form to arrange a direct delivery to one of our team members.

It's In the Bag Collection - Collection Request

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How I can I volunteer to help with It's In The Bag?

Fantastic – if you would like to find out more about volunteering with Share the Dignity, please check out our volunteers page.

How can charities get involved?

Please check out the Charities page to find out more.

How can my business get involved?

Please check out our Corporate Partners page for more information.




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