Share the Dignity’s ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign will run from November 16 to December 2

Photo: Elisha Willing.

Photo: Elisha Willing.

Locals are being encouraged to dig deep this November to make Christmas special for women in need.

Share the Dignity’s ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign will run from November 16 to December 2.

People are being asked to donate used or new bags in good condition to Bunnings Esperance for homeless women or women in need. 

Community members who wish to donate are asked to fill the bags with the essential items of shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant and sanitary items.

Possible extras can be included such as face wash, moisturisers, socks, books, a small gift or a note encouraging them and wishing them a Merry Christmas.

Share the Dignity can only accept full and unopened packs of hygiene items.

There will be a big bin out the front of Bunnings to drop the bags off.

Photo: Share the Dignity.

Photo: Share the Dignity.

‘Shero’ Elisha Willing said in last year’s campaign, about 30 bags were donated in Esperance and they were hoping to repeat that number this year.

“This is a gift to women who would otherwise go without this Christmas,” she said.

“If we can cheer up one person this Christmas it will be all worth it.”

The national campaign aims to help the more than 85,000 homeless women in need of help this Christmas, many of which have fled domestic violence or experienced extreme poverty.

Mrs Willing said all bags and items donated in Esperance will be given to women in Esperance.