It's in the Bag 2021
Collections are open at your nearest Bunnings store from 19 to 28 November 2021.
If you would like to donate outside of collection time, you have two options:
- Mail your donation directly to us:
Share the Dignity
PO Box 345
Sandgate QLD 4017
- Sponsor a bag through our website and we will pack it for you
In 2020, we were able to donate 93,981 #ItsInTheBag donations to women, girls and those who menstruate bringing our four-year total to 613,317 bag donations. The bags were made up of so much love and care from all who donated, filled with basic essentials, period products, and special gifts for people in need at Christmas time.
What's in the bag?
We collect three types of bag to ensure those in need receive the items best suited to them. The three types of bags we collect are outlined below.
In each bag, we ask that you fill it with the below-listed essentials. We then ask that if you can, you add some luxury items to make someone in need feel special at Christmas time. Items such as a water bottle, scrunchies, hair brush, skin care, or makeup- the choice is yours.
Download our #ItsInTheBag social tiles to share with your friends and use our checklist to ensure you have the essentials in your donation.
I have a bag/bags ready, but it is outside the campaign time
As a predominantly volunteer-based charity, Share the Dignity doesn't have the facilities, resources, or Shero-power to organise collections of It's in the Bag donations outside of the official campaign which runs at the end of November.
We ask, wherever possible, for you to hold onto your completed It's in the Bag donations until the campaign opens - we advertise the dates and locations for donations extensively across our website, social media channels, newsletter, and through our corporate partner network.
Waiting until this campaign is running means that we have the logistics and volunteers in place to best handle the donations, and they get to the women and girls who need them most, just in time for Christmas.
If you have missed the cut-off, please mail your generous donation to us at: PO Box 325, Sandgate, QLD.
What should go inside a bag?
Essential Adult's/Teen's bag:
- Sealed packets of pads/tampons (teen/girl ones for a teen bag)
- Roll-on deodorant
- Soap or Body wash
Essential for a Mum & Bub bag:
- Sealed maternity pads
- Breast pads
- Newborn nappies
- Baby Shampoo
- Baby Conditioner
- Roll-on deodorant
- Baby Soap or Body wash
- Disposable nappy bags
- Baby wipes
- Nappy rash cream
The bag itself needs to be in good condition but can be a pre-loved handbag or backpack.
What cannot go inside a bag?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept these items:
- Pharmaceutical items (including condoms, throat lozenges, paracetamol and ibuprofen)
- Food and drinks
- Sharp objects (including razors and scissors)
- Loose tampons and pads
Where do I donate my bag(s)?
You can donate your bag/bags at any Bunnings store nationwide (government restrictions depending) from 19th - 28th November 2021.
We cannot accept bag donations outside of this time other than via mail. If you wish to mail a bag, please direct it to PO Box 345 Sandgate QLD 4017.
Why donate a bag?
Hear from people who have benefited from donations Share the Dignity has been able to provide.