DEW to host ‘It’s in the Bag’ Christmas Appeal

DEW will host a Share the Dignity ‘It’s in the Bag’ appeal donation drive on White Ribbon Day on 20 November, and you are encouraged to help some of the community’s most vulnerable people by helping collate care packages or donating items.

For the last two years, DEW has celebrated White Ribbon Day by contributing to charities that support victims of domestic violence.

In previous years, DEW staff have generously donated essential products, which have been packaged together on White Ribbon Day, ready for women in need.

Share the Dignity is an Australian charity who partner with local shelters and charitable organisations who support homeless, at-risk and women experiencing domestic violence.

Each year Share the Dignity’s ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign aims to give vulnerable women and girls handbags and backpacks filled with essential hygiene products over the festive season.

This donation drive is one way that you can raise awareness and support the prevention of violence against women by placing any of the following items in donation boxes placed in the kitchen area of your office:

  • new or used bags (handbags, backpacks)
  • new underwear
  • sealed sanitary items
  • toiletries
  • baby products.

Donations will then be collected by DEW’s White Ribbon working group and dropped off at a local Bunnings store and will be used to create Christmas gifts for women in need.

While this is the first year that DEW has hosted the Share the Dignity ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign, it has been supported by DEW’s Berri office for several years.

Last year DEW Water Licensing staff and staff from what was formerly known as the Natural Resources South Australian Murray Darling Basin, donated 32 handbags filled with essential hygiene products.

Please register your interest with Water Licensing Branch Water and River Murray Division Correspondence and Reporting Officer Koral Lane if you’d like to help and volunteer your time to support the Share the Dignity's ‘It’s in the Bag’ appeal. 

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Berri set the bar with 32 bags donated in 2019. From left to right: Water Licensing Assessment and Compliance Officer Todd Goodman, Water Licensing Assessment and Compliance Officer Andy Hansen, Sustainable Agriculture Project Officer Jeremy Nelson, Investment Support Project Officer Kathy Hill, Water Licensing Officer Tina Gadaleta, Finance Officer Diann Thiele and Administration Officer Meloney Isaacs