Thursday, November 24, 2016

Day 2597 - It's in the bag - Lovin Life Linky

'Tis the season to be charitable ...


There are a lot of ways to be charitable this Christmas.  We can give money, donate our time, contribute products or simply provide companionship.



Whether it's putting a gift under a giving tree, donating money to a worthwhile organisation, spending time volunteering for a local charity, or inviting an extra guest to Christmas lunch who may not have family. There are so many ways to give.

One of the popular initiatives this year is the Share the Dignity #itsinthebag initiative, providing handbags for women who might need a pick me up and who may not have access to womanly essentials in life.

I was so excited by this initiative when Amy from Handbag Mafia first mentioned it.  Seeing so many other bloggers, friends and businesses get on board has warmed my heart.

The reason is that last year I actually loaded up a handbag with female essentials and wanted to give it to a homeless woman I'd seen in Sydney.  When it came time to hand it to her I got nervous that I might offend her and so I walked away.  Knowing there is a charity that has the networks, the guidance and the etiquette with this sort of thing has come as a relief.

My #itsinthebag contribution
NB: Including food is not recommended but I still added mints because it's something you'll always find in my handbag.

Acts of kindness are such great positive energy activators which can have a flow on effect to extend well beyond the original charitable action.

Being charitable is a great way to Love Life.

What are you Lovin' about Life this week?

Did you get involved in #itsinthebag?

What charity ideas do you have in the lead up to Christmas?


For my Canberra readers, Kristy from Sash and Belle handbags is donating some of her last season handbag line to the #itsinthebag campaign.  You can donate to help fill these bags by buying some thoughtful essentials and extra beauty items and taking them to Supabarn in Crace,  

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It's time for the Lovin' Life Linky brought to you by Team Lovin' Life: Deep Fried Fruit, Seize the Day ProjectDebbishWrite of the Middle50 Shades of Age and Lifestyle Fifty #teamlovinlife




22 comments :

  1. What a great project to be a part of, Leanne! Well done.

    One of the things I love about this time of the year is the chance to do something for other people.

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  2. This is such a great charity initiative. One of the ladies at work is coordinating the donation of handbags at our work for this initiative too. Almost everyone has a handbag that's still in good condition but they don't use at home.

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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  3. So glad you're getting behind this too- legend!

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  4. I'm yet to do mine. You have reminded me to get some goodies when I'm shopping today. It's such a great initiative.

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  5. I really love this idea! Seems a very practical and thoughtful way to be charitable to others this Christmas!

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  6. Love seeing your bags and goodies too...I had the best time gathering what I wanted to put in the bags....and I got a donation of 2 news bags from a lady I approached in one of the shops for a donation. She said I cant give you anything from my shop but I have 2 unused new bags I am happy to donate. I loved that connection too. On Monday I dropped off my two bags to the collection point here on the Central Coast and already know they are going to local shelters. It is a shame that we "have" to even have shelters for homeless women...but I am glad we could do something that matters. Dignity matters! Thanks for the linky love Leanne! D xx

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  7. Well done on your Share the Dignity bags Leanne! I've got my 3 ready to go to the drop off point tomorrow. I spent some time talking to my teenage children about what I'm doing and who I'm doing it for. It's important for future generations to understand that it's not all about them... there are others who need their help too :)

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  8. Isn't it a wonderful idea! I've been gathering stuff for my handbag and it is ready now I think. Only 1 handbag but now I know about this, I'll be better prepared for next time! #TeamLovinLife

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  9. It's a great initiative. A women's networking group I was a part of did something similar the last few years - not involving handbags, but wanting products for homeless women! I'm not a big handbag person so don't really have any, but guess that shouldn't stop me getting involved!

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  10. What a wonderful initiative. Thanks for sharing some of the ideas for things to put in. Food obviously not a good idea, but mints are for sure. Good on you :) #TeamLovinLife

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  11. We are on the same wavelength this week Leanne! I love this idea of Share the Dignity and thanks for promoting the idea. Have a great week!

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  12. My girls are doing up bags this weekend. Such a great initiative. I've also put my hand up for Christmas gift wrapping for a local charity.

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  13. This is such a great initiative - it's good to see so many people on board!

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  14. It's a lovely initiative and a great opportunity to raise awareness.

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  15. Fantastic Leanne! I am currently collecting food and toiletries for Wesley Mission Victoria's 2016 Christmas Appeal.

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  16. We are so blessed, that it is important to give to others!!
    It's a great idea!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  17. It's such a great feeling to give and Christmas seems to bring that out in a lot of us. The handbag thing for women is becoming so popular and is such a great idea - so is the gift tree in shopping centres - and I love the "give a goat" Christmas presents too - it saves on wrapping paper!

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  18. What a fantastic initiative, I love that idea!

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  19. Great idea, i should investigate projects like this round my way! Thanks for hosting #lovinlifelinky

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  20. Good on you for donating. It's lovely that these will go to make someones Christmas special x

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