Donate Supplies to Women and Girls in Need

Age Range: 13 - 17 years
Time Required: 1 - 2 full Unit meetings
Fundamental: Service

Collect items to donate to an organisation that helps women in need e.g. Share the Dignity.

Materials Needed

  • Pre-loved or new handbag, backpack, tote bag or nappy bag
  • Sanitary items
  • Toiletries
  • Baby products


  1. Have a discussion about why this service activity is important and decide which organisation you can donate items to e.g. Share the Dignity.
  2. Organise how you will collect the items to donate e.g. will you donate them yourself, hold a drive at your school, or hold a community drive at the Guide Hall?
  3. Collect various sanitary items, toiletries and baby products to donate. Be sure to check the rules around what can and can’t be donated on the organisation website.
  4. Place items in a handbag, backpack or nappy bag and drop off at a donation collection point.

As a Girl Guide, How Can I Lead This Activity?

Find out all the equipment and resources you would need to arrange a donation drive at your school and how long it would take. Put a plan together and share it with your Unit.

As a Unit Leader, How Can I Make This Activity Girl Led?

Girls may need to have a discussion prior to collecting items about the need for these types of donations and the women and girls they would be helping. 
Have the girls research local organisations they can donate the items to.
Older girls can also be involved in planning the collection of their donation items.

As a Unit, how can we make sure everyone is included?

If girls in your Unit aren’t able to donate items to others, help involve them in collecting donations from other places.

Follow Up Questions and Reflections

What can we do differently next time?
What other activities could you do with your new skills?
How did it make you feel?
What did you like or dislike?
What did you learn?

Activity source and acknowledgements

Share the Dignity #itsinthebag


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