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Donate at our Christmas Collection Point

You have the power to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas. Donate to our Christmas collection “It’s In The Bag”.  Provide pads and tampons, personal hygiene products and everyday luxuries to homeless women, women at risk or women experiencing domestic violence.

It’s simple. First of all, choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use.  Then, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special, pop in a thoughtful note or Christmas card and show her someone cares. Show her that she matters because everyone deserves to feel that way.

Next time you’re at Caneland Central, collect a few items for your Christmas handbag. No matter how you celebrate Christmas with your family, this will be the most meaningful and appreciated gift you give this year. All donations are given to women in the local Mackay community.

What goes in the bag?

Ask yourself what would a homeless woman need? Chances are, she needs the same personal care and sanitary items you do.  Your handbag can be packed full of useful things and little luxuries. Especially relevant items are those little things you need every day, from your toothbrush to your hairbrush. Because nobody should go without life’s little essentials!


  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary Items

Alternatively, you can put nappy bag essentials in a pre-loved handbag for new mums with items like:

  • Breast Pads
  • Baby Wipes
  • Dummies
  • Nappy Rash Cream
  • Newborn Nappies
  • Maternity Pads
  • Baby Wash
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Disposable Nappy Bags
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

There are many different stores you can purchase these essentials from at Caneland Central, such as:

  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Myer
  • Big W
  • Target
  • Priceline
  • Price Attack
  • Hairhouse Warehouse
  • The Body Shop
  • The Reject Shop
  • Bargain Point

Where do I donate the bag?

Once your bag is filled with the essentials, leave it at the bag drop in our Chill Out Zone, near Gloria Jeans.


Where to find us

The Zone next to Gloria Jeans, Ground Floor.


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