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Waimea bags it up for goodwill campaign

FOR women living life on the streets, simple things like deodorant, cleansing wipes, shampoo and a clean toothbrush can make a real difference.

A project being driven by Waimea Heights Primary School is helping to ensure that women experiencing hardship have the same opportunities that most of us take for granted, including the basic essentials that we all need for dignity and self-respect.

Coordinated by Hobart mum Alison Thurstans, pictured above, with the assistance of parents from the school, the “It’s in the Bag” campaign asks families to donate their unwanted handbags which are filled with a combination of necessities and gifts.

The bags also include small notes of support and encouragement.

Approximately 15 good-quality handbags have already been collected, and will be distributed to women in need in time for Christmas.

The annual campaign is an initiative of Share The Dignity, which believes that “sanitary items should be a right, not a privilege.”

To find out more, visit: www.sharethedignity.com.au.

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