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Eldercare donated over 140 bags for women and girls in need

140 bags were filled and then donated to Share the Dignity to help women and girls in need over Christmas and ensure they receive the basic essentials – including pads and tampons, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and soap – as well as little luxuries such as hair accessories or a handwritten note.

Eldercare Chief Executive Jane Pickering said staff members were committed to supporting women and children who are experiencing homelessness or poverty by donating essentials and everyday luxuries to make them feel special.

“For the sixth year running Eldercare is proudly taking part in Share the Dignity’s Christmas collection It’s in the Bag,” said Jane.

“The bags are distributed to 3,000 Australian charities that have registered with Share the Dignity – these charities then hand out the donated bags to people in need for Christmas.”

According to recent research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Centre for Justice, more than 60% of domestic and family violence service providers across the country reported an increase in the number of people seeking help during the early stages of the pandemic.

“I’d like to thank every staff member across our 11 aged care homes who participated for making someone feel special at Christmas,” said Jane.

#ItsInTheBag is Share the Dignity's annual event, and they are encouraging everyday Australians to put together bags filled with essential items, to donate to someone in need for Christmas. Find out how to donate here.

Image: Eldercare staff members with the 140 bags donated to Share the Dignity.

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