Friday, 30 October 2020

"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." Mary Anne Radmacher

Long time readers will know that I love to participate in Share the Dignity's #Itsinthebag  Christmas campaign. It's my perfect pick me up when feeling a little flat. I take great delight in sourcing some lovely treats (Sephora has a gift make up palette for buy 4 for the price of 3, making them $8 each!)

I do one for each group - the Priceline Mum's and Bub's bag gives you the bag too, as well as lot's of extras. (Though you need to take the condoms out as per Share the Dignity's Guidelines).

Real Generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." Albert Camus

Kmart currently has these bags for $5 if anyone wants to do the teen bag, and it fits plenty of items in.

Chem-mart has a bonus bag also full of goodies, to really bulk up the donation and save on the cost of a bag.

The lists of items are here. If you give all three bags, make sure you tag them (or colour code the ribbon accordingly)

Bunnings will be accepting bags from the 20th November until the 29th.

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."  John Holmes

For a pick me up for you, and something lovely for someone in need, find some joy in this Christmas campaign.

Anyone with tips on good buys to donate, add them to the comments.

"Charity begins at home but should not end there." Francis Bacon.

I am loving the feeling I got when shopping for the nice things to put in the bags to make them a little special (as well as all the practical bargains to get more bang for my buck!) What are you loving this week?
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  1. It's so important to help others. My sister had 2 littles with Trisomy 18, and when her baby was born in Aug. I made her family a few meals, brought them over groceries as well.

  2. Lovely to spread some much needed supplies out to the community.

  3. This is so nice of you Lydia! Plus looove the products you chose!

  4. So lovely. I had dinner with friends last night and one of them works at the local neighbourhood centre and one of their initiatives is Suitcases of Hope. It's basically giving a suitcase / backpack with some clothes, books etc for kids going into foster care... conscious they might not leave their family home with much. It has to be new stuff so there's a sense of 'newness' but they're happy with bags from KMart and inexpensive stuff. Such a lovely idea.

  5. This is such a fabulous initiative. I've participated in previous years but not so organised this year. Great selection of products!!

  6. ...what a wonderful project.

  7. I did mine when I was sorting out what handbags (they are quite bit) I wouldn't use again. I always end up putting things in I feel would add to the basic list. Notepad, pen, water bottle, a turban towel (after hair wash). I was on a budget this time round so not too many extras. I think this is my 5th year of Sharing the Dignity.

  8. Oh my goodness!!! How did I forget this this year? I didn't do it. First time in a few years. Bugger, bugger, bugger. Is it too late?

    1. Bunnings is taking the donations from the 20th-29th Dec, I think, so plenty of time yet.

    2. That would be NOVEMBER. I'm an idiot in the mornings.