News Release

Sydney Young Women Support the Homeless

Young Women from the Summer Hill Ward (congregation) in the Sydney Harbour Stake (diocese) donated over fifteen ‘Teen Bag Essentials’ to the #itsinthebag campaign organised by the national not-for-profit organisation, 'Share the Dignity'.


Over a six week period the young women gathered well-conditioned recycled handbags and backpacks to serve as a new type of gift wrapping.

Each bag was filled by the young women with essential toiletries and special extras such as stationary and beauty products to make life a little better for young women experiencing homelessness or poverty this Christmas.

Sophie Krumins said, “I hope they feel loved when they receive the packs and what we put inside is useful for them. The bags also included notes we wrote for them. We want them to know someone out there cares for them.”

Summer Hill Young Women’s President Leanne Kwok remarked, “The project allowed the young women to become more involved in their local community.”

Other members in the Summer Hill ward were inspired by the example of the young women and found this an opportunity for them to get involved”.

Sophie added, “It felt good putting the packs together with the other young women. We felt grateful for the opportunity we had to do something good for people who are less fortunate than we are, especially around Christmas time."

The young women and their leaders handed the bags to their local Bunnings Hardware store who are also supporting the "Share the Dignity" organisation. Once collected, the bags will be given as a special Christmas gift to other young women in the Sydney region.

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