A little gift going along way
LOCAL high school students are giving back to the community as part of a program making Christmas a little easier for some.
Woolgoolga High School students filled bags with goodies as part of the program Share the Dignity by giving the gift of a little luxury to women experiencing hardship this Christmas.
For those unfortunate not to be able to spend this festive time of the year with family and friends such as the homeless, including teenage girls and women feeling domestic violence it can be a difficult time.
Students from Woolgoolga High School's Senior Community and Family Studies class showed support to those less fortunate by providing them with the dignity of knowing someone understands and cares for them.
"It's in the bag” is a Christmas campaign where the community donates a handbag they no longer use and fill it with items from essentials to luxury items that would make a woman feel special.
Woolgoolga High staff and students joined in on the campaign by donating numerous goods and bags.
"Our class was proud to be part of something so worthy and I was impressed by the way the students in the class genuinely cared and showed empathy for others,” said Mrs Fluetcher a teacher from Woolgoolga High School.
Students spent a morning filling bags with items such as perfume, soap, hair ties, gift vouchers, meal vouchers, jewellery, lip balm and creams.
The aim was to provide the homeless and at risk women nationally with bags filled with items to help women with the bare necessities all women should have to allow them a sense of dignity at a time when they need it most.