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SHARE THE DIGNITY THIS CHRISTMAS 2018

Epic Hair Designs are proud to announce that all of our 14 Brisbane salons are registered as a collection point for the annual Share The Dignity – It’s In The Bag collection. You can drop off your donation at any one of our 14 locations.

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The It’s In The Bag collection drive ensures women are cared for and made to feel special this Christmas. We are asking you to donate a handbag that you no longer use and build a bag filled with essential and luxury items that will make any women feel loved. Your gift will go to a women who is struggling this Christmas. You are helping to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas.

What are the ‘Essential’ items for each bag?
There are 7 essential items that every bag should contain:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Soap
Deodorant
Sanitary items

What items can’t be put in bags?
Razors or razor blades
Other sharps such as scissors (Nail clippers and sewing kits are acceptable providing they are in safe packaging)
Food (of any nature, including teabags, coffee satchels,  mints and chewing gum)
Medication
Condoms

We are asking donations to be dropped off at any one of our 14 Brisbane salons between the 16th November to the 2nd December. Alternatively you can drop off your donated directly at any of the Bunnings Stores in Brisbane, Bunnings are the main collection point. We will not be able to accept late late deliveries. Any bags not delivered to Epic or Bunnings by 4.30pm on the 2nd December 2018 will need to be posted at the sender’s expense to PO BOX 345 Sandgate Q4017. If you require any further information, please feel free to email iitb@sharethedignity.com.au

SALON OFFER:

For all “Share The Dignity #itsinthebag” Donations we are offering a $10 Olaplex #2 treatment added to any service (rrp: $34) show this article upon your donation to claim this offer

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A Little Bit About Share The Dignity…

Share the Dignity is an Australian Charity bringing dignity to homeless, at-risk and those experiencing domestic violence through the distribution of sanitary items and funding of funerals. They believe all women matter and all women deserve dignity and justice.

Throughout the year, Share The Dignity conduct various drives to support and bring dignity to the homeless. As well as the “In The Bag” Drive, Epic Hair Designs has been apart of the Dignity Drive which us conducted twice a year to collect sanitary items that are then donated to our registered charities. Share The Dignity Charity Partners then supply homeless, at-risk and women experiencing domestic violence with dignity at a time they need it most. Dignity Drives happen in April and August.  This is probably our most life changing campaign, therefore, we need your help.

Rochelle Courtenay
Founder & NEMD

Rochelle is Share the Dignity’s founder and Managing Director; the title she is most proud of though is ‘Pad Lady’. This title came about and stuck  while she collected of over 1.1 Million packets of pads and tampons across Australia over three years. She learned of homeless women going without basic sanitary items during their menstrual cycle.  Most noteworthy, Rochelle decided the question was not “Why is no one doing anything” but rather “ What’s stopping me from doing something?” First of all, in March 2015 Rochelle took matters in to her own hands collecting sanitary items within her local community and distributing to local shelters. As a result, a simple idea of giving dignity to women, Share the Dignity has grown into a national charity.  Consequently, it has over 3,000 volunteers Australia wide, and most noteworthy, provides multiple initiatives aimed at giving dignity to women.

Rochelle Courtenay

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