Maudee Egan, Gail Thomson, Joy Bruce and Kim Lowe. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN.

The Rotary Club of Bendigo is this year supporting It’s in the Bag – the Christmas project of Share the Dignity.

It’s a simple and heart-warming project that makes a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable women in our area.

Rotary’s Kim Lowe explained how the idea works.

“Choose a handbag you no longer use – pop in a card or thoughtful note and show her someone cares,” she said.

“Your donation to our initiative will be given to homeless women or women at risk in the Bendigo region.

“Please deliver your empty handbags to Reilly’s Home Appliances, 119-121 Mitchell Street.”

Ms Lowe said the group also needed cash donations to buy toiletries.

“If you, or anyone you know, would also like to make a donation towards the cost of toiletries to fill the bags, the donation can be made by direct credit to Bendigo Bank BSB: 633 000, account: 106 154 685, Rotary Club of Bendigo with the reference: InBag.

“The Rotary Club of Bendigo will have a collating day to fill the bags with toiletries and love,” Ms Lowe said.

“Then a representative from Share the Dignity will collect and arrange distribution of the handbags.

“The women who receive the bag have the opportunity to choose which bag they would love for themselves.”