CAPALABA Police Beat has collected more than 100 handbags filled with hygiene products to give to homeless and vulnerable women as Christmas gifts.
The bags were delivered to Capalaba hardware store Bunnings in time for White Ribbon Day on Friday, November 23, which raises awareness about domestic violence prevention.
Bunnings is a donation collection point for charity Share the Dignity, which supplies women who are homeless, vulnerable or fleeing domestic violence with pads, tampons and other personal hygiene products.
Constable Sharyn McAnulty said police and the community were asked to donate a handbag or sanitary items as part of the It’s In The Bag drive, with the Capalaba Police Beat shopfront inundated with donations from South Brisbane police, including Redlands officers, businesses and shoppers.
“This has been a major project and we have seen great community spirit,” she said.
“Sometimes when women have to flee a home, they are not able to take anything they like with them.”