A Brisbane mother and the founder of charity Share the Dignity is asking the public to consider donating unwanted handbags to those in need as part of her #Itsinthebag Christmas appeal.
Rochelle Courtenay, 44, launched the appeal for the first time last year in the hopes of putting old bags to good use.
As part of the scheme, members of the public are encouraged to fill unused handbags with essential supplies such as sanitary items, shampoo, sunscreens, hats and scarves then deposit them at collection points.
Alternatively they may donate empty bags, which Share the Dignity will then fill with the help of financial donations.
The bags will be gifted to female victims of domestic violence, as well as those living in shelters, drought-stricken areas and mental health care facilities at Christmas.
Ms Courtenay said she’s been surprised by the amount of support #Itsinthebag has received, with many people making donations from as far afield …