It’s that time of year again! Where we get to collect bags filled with practical and pretty items for those in need. I know I’ve said it before, but what I love about Share the Dignity is that it’s practical, critical items, going directly to those who need it. My kinda charity.
I’ve detailed below what I purchased and where. Hopefully it will give you some ideas for what you can put in your bag. If you don’t think you have the time to purchase all the items for your own bag, you can purchase a pre-made bag here for only $29.99.
If you have a bag all made up – good news! Once again, Bunnings have come on board to be a donation point. Please drop off your bags between 16th November and 2nd December to ensure that they are sent on to those who need it before Christmas.
2018 #ItsInTheBag For Share The Dignity
Firstly, the all important bag!! I had been looking for ages and didn’t want to get something generic because blergh to generic. I finally came across this bag, in perfect condition, in an op shop for $4 and thought it was perfect for Its In The Bag. Sorry to go corny on you but I hope it is a ray of sunshine for those receiving a bag.
Water bottle $2 or $3 (I can’t remember!)
Make up (these were marked down to about $2 total):
Toothbrush $1.49, Mouthwash $1.99, Toothpaste $1.39.
The above shower gel/lip balm gift back also came from Priceline and was $5, but I had a $5 voucher so it was free for me.
Shampoo & Conditioner $2.25 each:
Face Wipes $2
Throughout the year I take up on the offer of samples when I come across them and save them for ItsInTheBag.
All up I spent about $35 to make this bag:
Tips To Make A Great ItsInTheBag
Essential items to include:
- Sanitary Items
Other great things you can include:
- Hairbrush/hair tie
- Water bottle
- Nail polish
- Coffee voucher (note, you will require access to a printer)
Do NOT include (for the safety of recipients and volunteers who check & distribute bags):
- Sharps (nail files, nail scissors etc)
- Food (including gum)
- Medicine (eg paracetamol, condoms)
You can also make a nappy bag and teen bag. See below for suggested items:
What did you have in your nappy bag when you headed off to hospital for your baby? We are this year doing the #itsinthebag nappy bag for mums with nothing this Christmas. Please know you will be able to drop all bags at your closest Bunnings from November 16th to December 2nd and we will get them to the women in need. #womensupportingwomen #nappybag #sharethedignity
We need your help!!! When it was bought to our attention last year that young girls (13 to 18 years old) in child protection are the most difficult to buy for at Christmas time and sometimes end up with nothing. WELL that was not OK so we did the #itsinthebag yellow ribbon Christmas bag for teen girls, alongside our ladies bag. We have heard some great stories from some of the young ladies but we need your help if you can ask your teenage girls around you or think back to what you would have liked as a teenage girl. We want to make sure that every teenage girl who receives a bag this year has everything she needs! We have an essentials list, but its the extra items I think we need help with! Please help us with some awesome ideas of what we can add as an extra special something into the teenage bag! Our #itsinthebag Christmas appeal runs from November 16th to December 2nd, and our collection points will be announced soon! http://www.sharethedignity.com.au #sharethedignity #childprotection #womensupportingwomen #makingadifference
Are you making an #ItsInTheBag in 2018?