Why it's important to Share the Dignity in the South Burnett
THE MURGON and Kingaroy offices of Purser's Coaches are hosting a drop off zone for the 'Share the Dignity' charity over the next few weeks.
Travel advisor Felicity Dascombe feels the charity holds a lot of weight within our community.
"It's one that we feel is very important in our area. We know people that have been affected by either domestic violence or crisis, and just finding themselves on hard times, so we have chosen, with the travel agency especially being all women, it's a charity that we'd love to get behind and support,” she said.
Mrs Dascombe is proud to host a drop off zone for the cause and hopes everyone can get involved.
"Share the Dignity does a drive a couple of times each year, and we're supporting this round, which goes from November 16 to December 2,” she said.
"It's called 'It's in the Bag', and the concept is that you fill a handbag with items like shampoo, tooth brush, soap, sanitary items, all the things that women can't spend money on for themselves, despite being things that they really need.”
Despite only running for a week so far, Mrs Dascombe said many people had already helped out.
"It's already been quite popular within our offices. We've had about 20 handbags donated already, so that's fantastic to see everyone getting involved. We're hoping once we continue to share it around that a few more bags will be dropped in,” she said.
"In the past, despite sending these off for redistribution out of town, some of these have also been sent out to our regional areas, to support farmers wives. It's definitely a relevant charity for within the South Burnett.”
Anyone donations are appreciated and encouraged until the drop off zone closes on December 2.
"Even if someone just donates product in a shopping bag, that's very helpful. Some people might only have a handbag that they can donate, and that's great too,” Mrs Dascombe said.
"All females need these things, and if we can help each other, we should.”