The office of Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon will again be a drop off point for Share the Dignity’s “It’s in the Bag” campaign this year.

Ms Claydon has urged Novocastrians to donate generously to the campaign.

“You can make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas,” Ms Claydon said.

“Just fill a nice bag with sanitary items, hygiene products and everyday luxuries and drop it off to my office at 427 Hunter Street.”

Ms Claydon, who also chairs Federal Labor’s Status of Women Committee, said the donations would be given to women who can’t afford sanitary products.

“Donations will give dignity to homeless women, women who are at risk or women experiencing domestic violence,” Ms Claydon said.

“This is a great opportunity to embrace the spirit of the festive season and give something back.”

Ms Claydon said she wanted to exceed the number of donations she received last year. [pictured with Sharon and Lesley Slevin from Share the Dignity]

“Last year, Novocastrians generously donated more than 50 lovely bags filled with essentials and extra luxury items,” Ms Claydon said.

“I think we can beat this in 2020.”

Ms Claydon said people could make up an adult, a teen or a mum and bub bag.

“Cute small bags or backpacks are great for teen bags, and you can fill them with sanitary items and extras that are more likely to appeal to younger women,” Ms Claydon said.

“For mums and bubs, use a large bag and fill it with things like disposable nappy bags, baby wipes,  along with women’s sanitary items.

“If you like, you can also put in something extra like jewellery, gift vouchers or make up.”

Donations will be accepted until November 27.

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