Coos Bay service club invites public to help produce 'dignity bags' for abused women

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- Every year, the Soroptimist Club of the Coos Bay Area goes to work to help local women by putting together “dignity bags,” and you're invited to join them.

The bags hold personal items for women that have escaped an abusive relationship.

Supplies to fill the bags include shampoo, body wash and other hygiene supplies.

With your help, the group hopes to sew one 151 bags this year.

The dignity bags will be given to a local nonprofit that provides resources for abuse victims.

"Many of them don't have any personal hygiene items with them,” said the club’s Cheryl Drumbeller. “They've left an abusive relationship, they take nothing with them, and now we can afford to fill these hygiene bags and give it to them…and that will last about a month."

You can help make dignity bags this Thursday evening from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Electric Hospital in Coos Bay.

Organizers say no sewing experience is required.

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