Artisans 4670 is taking part in Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the bag fundraiser” this November, asking the community to donate items for the much-needed cause which supports local women.
Share the Dignity is a women's charity in Australia, that works to make a real, on-the-ground difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence, or doing it tough.
From the 19 – 28 November, Artisans 4670 will be a collection point for donations, with the community asked to donate an adult, teen or mum and bub bag filled with some basic personal care items.
Co-custodian of Artisans Elaine Kirk said they decided to put the call out for support of Share the Dignity as many people in the community who might need help don’t ask for it.
“I felt we needed to get behind this charity as there are women here in Bundaberg who need our support and these bags will be distributed locally to help those who are struggling in our own backyard,” Elaine said
“Many of us may not know of a woman or girl struggling at the moment, but we know that they are out there in our community.
“These people are in our silent minority, and most do not ask for help but if we can all manage to donate a few items or a bag of items, what a difference this will make to someone in need.”
Essential Share the Dignity items include:
- Roll-on deodorant
- Soap/Body wash
- Period products
Organisers have asked that donators make sure the items are all travel sized (including soaps).
Elaine encouraged everyone to play a part in the Share the Dignity campaign, no matter how big or small, as every donation would make a difference.
Participants can choose to donate an entire bag or just one or more of the items listed.
“Over the next month or so, when you are in the supermarket you can add a couple of essential items to your trolley,” she said.
“We will have a “Bag Drop Off Zone” located in our outdoor undercover workshop area that can be accessed 24/7.
“We know many of you will be kind enough to donate to this worthy cause, and we thank you in advance, for your generosity and thoughtfulness in supporting Share the Dignity – It’s in the Bag.”
Artisans 4670 is located at 100 Hughes Road, Bargara with Share the Dignity donations being accepted throughout the entire month of November.
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