Fill a handbag with a Christmas gift for women and girls in need or bring a child's backpack with items they need
#itsinthebag 2019 will run from Friday November 22 to Saturday December 7
Pimpala Primary School will be supporting the "It's in the Bag" charity this year and we need your help. We are already seeking donations of empty or completed bags to give to this charity. We are also collecting backpacks with children's items to help support children in domestic violence shelters.
If you would like to help, you can either make up a bag yourself, and fill it with useful items, or bring a bag and or some items in to the school and we will start putting bags together from the donations.
Most of us know at least one person affected by domestic violence or mental health issues so this is a good way to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
To help women and girls, choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use. Then, fill it with items that would make a them feel special, pop in a thoughtful note or Christmas card and show them someone cares. Show her that she matters because everyone deserves to feel that way.
To help the children, choose a backpack in good condition that you no longer use and fill it with items that would make a child feel special, pop in a note or message and make their circumstances feel a bit better.
Next time you’re at the shops, collect a few items for your Christmas handbag or backpack. No matter how you celebrate Christmas with your family, this will be the most meaningful and appreciated gift you give this year.
What goes in the bag?
Ask yourself what would a homeless woman need? Chances are, she needs the same personal care and sanitary items you do. Your handbag can be packed full of useful things and little luxuries. Especially relevant items are those little things you need every day, from your toothbrush to your hairbrush. Because nobody should go without life’s little essentials!
What goes into the backpack? Think about what a child would like to have with them. Something to play with, something to cuddle, something to read, a snack. Next time you are out at the shops just have a look around and decide to make a difference.
We will set up a donations tub in the Front Office so if you would like to get involved please bring something along or speak to the Front Office staff.