Submitted on Fri 02 Dec 2016
We first heard about this amazing charity on the radio. What an amazing concept: give unwanted handbags, filled with toiletries, as gifts to women who are doing it tough at Christmas. Launched to coincide with White Ribbon Day, the campaign aims to support women who are homeless, escaping from domestic violence or in institutions. This year there is also a large focus on remote, rural communities. Many of these women have no money or access to toiletries so the campaign is aimed at providing some relief from this indignity over the Christmas period. The stories of how these bags changed lives last year brought us to tears so this year, with teh target of the campaign doubling, we aimed to do our bit.
Many TRCers ran campaigns at home and collected personally to donate bags but many of the women and men in the office brought a contribution to our office collection. Thanks to everyone that contributed. Read more about this amazing charity here. http://www.sharethedignity.com.au/itsinthebag.html