• The I Got Your Back Packs convey a message of support and solidarity to women and children - often when they need it the most. I am so proud of the team for all the effort they have put into creating such a useful and practical support for women and children and would like to extend my deep gratitude for their passionate and thoughtful contribution that supports the work we do.

    - Lucy-Safehouse Manager

  • ... To be able to give them a special gift that is just for them that shows them that someone is thinking of them is fantastic. The children are often on edge and unsure what to expect and to give them a wee backpack they can call their own with special gifts in it goes a long way towards helping them feel like the safe house is a safe and ok place for them to be. It is heart warming for us to know that there are groups out there that understand, respect and support the journeys that our clients are on.

    - Bianca - Assistant Manager: Battered Women's Refuge

  • It was so cool to come into the room and find this beautiful bag full of goodies on the bed just for me, it made me feel like wow someone did that for me. It really brought tears to my eyes I felt quite special.

    - Client A

  • I was so worried coming into the safe house as I hadn’t had a lot of time to grab stuff for the kids. It was such a worry off my mind for the kids to be given those back packs each so they at least had a few things of their own.

    - Client B


We provide backpacks for Mothers, Children and Babies.  There is a high demand for the backpacks and we aim to provide 10,000 of backpacks a year to support Women's Refuge.  Donations of the following items are greatly appreciated to assist us in meeting our target:

Backpacks - new

Everyday items for back packs: 

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Bottled water
  • Long-life snacks for adults and children
  • Toiletries – soap, hand sanitiser, deodorant, tissues, wet wipes, shampoos/conditioners, feminine hygiene products
  • Toiletry bags
  • Hairbrushes
  • Lip balms, hand creams or moisturisers
  • Journals or notebooks and pens
  • Toys or activities for children
  • Books, activity or colouring books for children
  • Nappies, wet wipes for babies

Any other essential or comfort item
that may help or boost morale for those who are going through the Women’s Refuge system.  

Due to hygiene purposes we can only accept new items in original packaging (including 2nd's, over-runs etc) to be included in the backpacks.  

$$ donations are also extremely helpful (so we can purchase those items needed to complete backpacks) along with petrol or supermarket vouchers. You can donate $$ easily online through Give A Little