We are so excited our favourite time of the year is here! It’s in the Bag is one of Australia’s most loved Christmas appeals where we encourage everyday Australians to put together Adult, Teen or Mum and Bub bags filled with essential items to donate to someone in need this Christmas.
Drop your It's in the Bag donation to any Bunnings nationwide from 10-26 November 2023, and your incredible donations will be distributed to over 3,000 charities nationwide by our dedicated volunteers. This Christmas let's ensure women, girls and those who menstruate, who are waking up in a domestic violence refuge or homeless shelter on Christmas feel a little bit of love and hope.
Why we donate
Every single It's in the Bag donation has the potential to change someone's life.
For Kim, Linda, Helen, Li and Tamara an It's in the Bag donation arrived at the right time to give them some love as they fought through a traumatic time.
Hear directly from recipients about how just one bag has the power to give someone fleeing domestic violence or experiencing homelessness a little bit of love, a little bit of hope, and the dignity they deserve.
What to include
You can pack an adult, teen or mum and bub bag to help someone in need for Christmas. Each bag has a different list of essentials you can find here.
By putting together an It's in the Bag you're making Christmas brighter for someone in a domestic violence refuge.
How you can help
There are so many ways you can give the gift of love and hope this Christmas with an It’s in the Bag donation.
Make a physical donation
- Find a handbag or backpack that’s brand new or in excellent used condition and fill the bag with essential items.
- Take the filled bag to any Bunnings across Australia from 10-26 November 2023.
- Feel warm and fuzzy for making someone feel special at Christmas!
Pledge a bag
Pledge to drop off an It’s in the Bag to help give a little love to someone in need this Christmas.
By pledging your bag, we will be able to see how many charities’ requests we can fill this Christmas plus you can download a tile to show your amazing commitment!
You can pledge a bag here.
Sponsor a bag
If you can’t pack an It’s in the Bag or make it to Bunnings you can still donate online! Your generous donation will ensure at least one more woman or girl who is spending Christmas in a domestic violence refuge or homeless shelter receives a bag filled with essentials.
You can sponsor a bag online here.
Host your own packing party
Bring together your work mates, school or community group and get the packing party started to help make Christmas brighter for someone in need.
It’s so easy to get started:
- Register your party
- Gather your group
- Drop off your bags
We've got you covered with a range of tools to make it easy for you to host your own packing party including shopping lists, checklists, posters, social media tiles and videos.
Register your packing party here.
Whichever way you help this It’s in the Bag you will be ensuring women and girls spending Christmas in a domestic violence refuge or homeless shelter receives a gift of love and hope.