Yesterday I bought my first Christmas magazine for the season, no doubt the first of many.
I am lucky to have family to spend this special time with, in fact its one of the few times a year we all get together as we are all so busy.
For many women, Christmas will just be another day, probably a very tough one.
Everyday the number of women who are homeless or have simply walked away with nothing from a domestic violence situation is growing.
The most basic necessities that we take for granted they just do not have.
When you are planning your celebrations this year, could you please add one more thing to your list.
You don’t have to go out and buy one, it can be one of yours that you just don’t use anymore.
I cleaned out my extensive handbag collection the other day and I have kept two that I am going to fill up. The others were showing signs of just too much wear and the idea of passing those on just did not sit well with me, so I binned them.
Or pop into your local Op shop and grab one that is in decent condition.
Fill the bag full of things that would put a smile on a ‘sisters’ face.
Practical things are great such as personal grooming items are perfect.
Pretty things like a notebook and pen or a piece of jewellery are ideal.
Share The Dignity will have collection points all around Australia where you can drop off your bag between 19 November and 3 December.
Together with charity organisations around the country these bags will be given to those ladies in real need in time for Christmas.
There is a list of suggested items on their site as well as a few things you are not allowed to pack in your bag for safety reasons.
You can join their mailing list to get updates on drop off locations in your state and they will be listed on the site closer to the date.
Christmas is the perfect time to share some generosity with others and this awesome idea will ensure that every dollar you spend is going directly to help shine some positivity and love where it is so desperately needed.
** I was not asked or paid to write this post, it is a project that I am supporting and really hope that you will too.
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15 thoughts on “Give A Bag Of Hope This Christmas! #itsinthebag”
I think it’s a wonderful idea Nikki. Unfortunately homelessness among women is much more common than people think – I have a post brewing on the topic for my own blog, will have to remember to mention this when it goes up!
I think you are very right there and as much as I would love to help them all it is not within my capacity, but I can help a few and that is what I will do.
I’ll be writing about this too. It’s a wonderful initiative and easy to participate in.
I definitely think HandbagMafia needs to get on this one. 🙂
This will be something we do this Christmas. In fact this year we will be focusing on donating more than we have before. It’s time our children learned how unfortunate people in our own country are.
We are the ‘lucky’ country, but there really are so many people that need some help and this idea just tugged at the heart strings.
This sounds like an incredible gift to women in need. I have plenty I can donate. I will be looking out for Melbourne donation points. Thanks so much for sharing.
I am sure they will welcome them gratefully. 🙂
Great cause. I supported this last year too.
Excellent, this will be my first year.:)
I haven’t heard of this initiative, but it’s wonderful. I definitely be getting involved. Thank you for bringing it to my attention 🙂
This is good to know! Thanks for sharing about this.
You are welcome Bec, it just one little thing that one woman can do to help another. 🙂
This is something I want to get involved in, possibly get my small town involved in too. Such a wonderful cause for something we may not even thought about. Thanks for sharing this and reminding me to take action too xx