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Show your support for Share the Dignity

Emma Pritchard

Charity group Share the Dignity are encouraging the Clarence Valley community to give generously as part of their upcoming ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign.

Aimed at supporting at-risk and vulnerable women in need, ‘It’s in the Bag’ provides them with basic and personal hygiene items to help them maintain their dignity.

Carol Starkey, who has been involved with Share the Dignity for several years, is asking Clarence Valley residents to please help out by donating a new or pre-loved handbag in good condition, and adding the following items: unopened sanitary products, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap or shower wash, face washer, shampoo and conditioner.  

“Every woman deserves to have access to the most basic of necessary items,” Ms Starkey said.

“Many of us use these items every day, and we take them for granted.

“There are women who don’t have access to them, and we want to help change that.”

Ms Starkey said the community has previously responded generously to the ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign, and she is hoping for another strong show of support this year.

Share The Dignity’s ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign will run between November 19 and December 3.

Ms Starkey is encouraging people who would like to make a donation to deliver items to the front of Bunnings in South Grafton.

The donations will be collected and distributed to those in need.

Ms Starkey kindly asks that no pharmaceuticals, food items or razors be donated.