Its In the Bag

Please note, collections for the 2020 #itsinthebag are now closed. As we are a charity run on the power of volunteers, we must ask that you either mail your donations directly to us, sponsor a bag or hold on to your donation until the 2021 collection in November.

Fri 20th Nov - Sun 29th Nov

It's In The Bag

Collection points for our #ItsInTheBag campaign have now closed, as we are a primarily volunteer-run charity we cannot ask our volunteers to pick up bags after the 29th November.

If you didn’t make it to your local Bunnings in time, you have two options:

  1. Mail your donation directly to us: ?
    Share the Dignity
    PO Box 345
    Sandgate QLD 4017
  2. Sponsor a bag through our website and we will pack it for you:

Collections will open again in 2021 from the 19th November until the 28th November.

We appreciate the generosity and the time you have taken to build your special donation.

In 2019, we were able to donate a record 134,010 #ItsInTheBag donations to those in need, bringing our three year total to 517,918 bag donations. The bags were made up so much love and care from all who donated, filled with the basic essentials, period products, and so many more special gifts for people in need during Christmas time. 

To find out about the impact of your #ItsInTheBag donation in 2020 you can register your details to track the impact, and see how your support has made a difference this Christmas.

Track your impact

If you cannot make it to a Bunnings store between the 20th - 29th November, you are welcome to mail your donation to us at: PO Box 345, Sandgate, QLD, 4017.

If you're planning on taking part in It's In The Bag in 2021, please click more information below.

What’s in the Bag?

We collect three types of bag to ensure those in need receive the items best suited to them. For more information, please visit here. The three types of bags we collect are:

Adult Bag

Mum & Bub Bag

Teen Bag


Download resources ready for It's In The Bag 2020.

IITB Social Tile

IITB Social Tile

It's in the Bag - poster

It's in the Bag - poster

IITB Essentials Social Tile

IITB Essentials Social Tile

It's in the Bag - checklist

It's in the Bag - checklist

It's in the Bag - checklist x2

It's in the Bag - checklist x2



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:

  1. Sealed packets of pads/tampons (teen/girl ones for a teen bag)
  2. Shampoo
  3. Conditioner
  4. Toothbrush
  5. Toothpaste
  6. Roll-on deodorant
  7. Soap or Body wash


Essential for a Mum & Bub bag:

  1. Sealed maternity pads
  2. Breast pads
  3. Newborn nappies
  4. Baby Shampoo
  5. Baby Conditioner
  6. Toothbrush
  7. Toothpaste
  8. Roll-on deodorant
  9. Baby Soap or Body wash
  10. Disposable nappy bags
  11. Baby wipes
  12. Dummies
  13. 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/bags?

You can donate your bag/bags at any Bunnings store nationwide (government restrictions depending) during the 20th - 29th November. 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.