Bags fill the big pink box at Bunnings Albury, but more are needed to help women and girls in need feel special this Christmas.
The nationwide Share The Dignity appeal, It's In The Bag, asks people to fill bags or backpacks with essential items - pads and/or tampons, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and soap - as well as a few little extras.
Border volunteers, known as Sheroes and Heroes, collect the donations each day - just as well given the number dropped off yesterday.
Janice Frey said the bags would be distributed locally, with period poverty an issue close to home for many.
"You want to put food on the table or buy sanitary products, mothers will choose to put food on the table for their children."
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People can create bags for adults, teenagers or a mother and child.
"Different groups get together, they collect over a year and have a bag packing day," Mrs Frey said.
Ashley Edwards said many people had already added some lovely extras to their donations.
"I saw some movie tickets, a hair scrunchy, just a few little nice things that someone might like to find in their bag," she said.
"Quite often they put handwritten notes in there," Mrs Frey added.
"Like 'Keep your chin up, you'll be right', 'This is packed with love'.
"It brings people to tears when they receive it."
Bags can be dropped off at Bunnings until Sunday, November 28 or people can sponsor a bag online.
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