A little dignity is in the bag

THE Lions Club of New Norfolk is once again supporting Share the Dignity, It’s in the Bag Appeal, which is being held from November 18 to 27.

Local Share the Dignity volunteer Toni Tucker said: “We are aiming to ensure that every woman and girl who is doing it tough financially, is homeless or spending Christmas in a family violence shelter, receives the basic essentials.

“In this appeal those essentials are in a handbag, teen backpack or new parent nappy bag and include shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste. period and incontinence products, deodorant, soap/body wash, hair brush, nappies, baby wipes and baby cream – as well as little luxuries such as hair accessories.”

Toni ensures donations made in the Derwent Valley are provided to women and girls in the local area first through the Derwent Valley Salvation Army and Gagebrook and Bridgewater Community Centres.

Lions President Kerry Kievit said: “We encourage businesses and community groups to support women and girls in need this Christmas and to give where you can, in whatever way you can.” Bunnings is, once again, a national partner for this appeal and has set up donation points at each store.

If you would like to help, just put some of the essential items mentioned in a bag and drop it off at Bunnings before Sunday, November 27, or you can sponsor a bag online or become a Share the Dignity volunteer.

Another option is to send Toni a message through her Facebook page or a text to 0408 801 511 and collection of your donation will be organised.