Peel region donates hundreds of bags for women in need

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Share the Dignity volunteers, with Bunnings employees and Rotary volunteers prepare to present some of the bags to Konekt Employment representatives.
Camera IconShare the Dignity volunteers, with Bunnings employees and Rotary volunteers prepare to present some of the bags to Konekt Employment representatives. Credit: Pierra Willix

More than 1000 bags for women and children in need have been collected in the Peel region as part of Share the Dignity’s It’s In The Bag Campaign.

The campaign wrapped up last week, with various volunteers and community groups doing their bit to create the bags, filled with sanitary and toiletry items, which are then sent to local charities, which give the bags to women and children facing homelessness and domestic violence.

Share the Dignity volunteer Kylie Grove has been with the organisation for two years and said the work done by handing out specific items to women “filled a niche” not previously being addressed in the community.

Across the Peel region, 30 charities will receive the bags, including the Lucy Saw refuge.

“We need our community to support women, and this is the perfect time of year to help out,” she said.

“We can sometimes take things like handbags for granted but they are so important for women facing really tough issues.”

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