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Katrina Muirhead, Glenda Herschell, Kum Pearce and Alex Finney are all involved in the campaign.
Camera IconKatrina Muirhead, Glenda Herschell, Kum Pearce and Alex Finney are all involved in the campaign. Credit: Holly Thompson

Share the Dignity’s It’s in the Bag Christmas appeal will run for an extra week at Bunnings in Port Kennedy, to keep up with the demand for sanitary products, toothpaste, and other essentials.

The official last day for donations was on December 7 but the date has been extended until December 13.

This will be the fifth year the It’s in the Bag campaign has run, with 6116 bags collected so far across the State.

There are three different types of bags which can be put together: nappy, teen and woman’s bags.

Volunteer and Rockingham Share the Dignity co-ordinator Katrina Muirhead said 31,343 bags had been requested across 389 charities.

“More bags have been requested this year than in the past and it is hard to keep up with the demand,” she said.

“It is mind-blowing really, how many have been requested.”

The bags will help homeless women and children fleeing domestic violence or living in extreme poverty.

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