Christmas Charity

Christmas Charity

12 November, 2019

Christmas Charity

This year for Expect a Star’s Christmas charity we have decided to support #it’s in the bag!

The team at Expect a Star feel passionate about supporting women over the festive period so please help us to make life better for a woman or girl experiencing homelessness or poverty by donating everyday luxuries and hygiene products.

How to donate? It’s easy!

All you have to do is choose a handbag in good condition that you no longer use and fill it with essential items in the list below. Add a thoughtful note or Christmas card to show them that someone cares.

What are the ‘Essential’ items for each bag?
There are 7 essential items that every bag should contain:
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Soap
• Deodorant (roll on only)
• Sanitary items (pads and tampons)

What are some additional desirable items for each bag?
• Lip gloss/balm
• Moisturiser / Face wipes
• Sunscreen
• Perfume
• Makeup
• Hair brush / Hair ties
• Scarves
• Towel
• Socks
• Tissues
• Stationary

What items must NOT be included in the bags?
• Razors or razor blades
• Other sharps such as scissors
• Food of any nature, including teabags, coffee sachets, mints and chewing gum
• Medication/vitamins

Where to donate?

•You can drop your bag off in our head office from now until 5th December. Just contact us for the address and we would love for you to come in and say hi!

•You can also drop off your donations at your local Bunnings from 22nd November – 7th December. Make sure you take a snap and send the picture to so we can celebrate your involvement!

•Let’s share this great charity by posting it on social media with the hashtags #itsinthebag and #expectastar

There are 85,000 homeless women who need your help this Christmas. Many have fled domestic violence or experienced extreme poverty. We want to make them feel special. You can help. It’s simple and it makes a big difference in a woman’s life. For more information please visit

Happy Christmas!

Expect a star team