Gift A Bag This Xmas

Verve’s Gift a Bag campaign is once again up and running, and we invite you to dig out those once favourite handbags and backpacks gathering dust at the back of your closets, beneath your beds or in your spare rooms, and to fill them with necessities and toiletries for women and teenage girls, then add that personal touch in a form of a note for Christmas. 


Into one of the hundreds of bags we hope to receive, a $400 gift card (generously donated by Milford Centre) will be included, so that one lucky bag recipient will be able to enjoy a wonderful summer shopping spree. 


The bags will be donated to Auckland City Mission, Women’s Refuge, Dressed for Success, and the Red Cross. Last Christmas we collected and donated well over 2000 bags, and we hope to smash that record this year.


Donations will be accepted at

  • Studio 10, 160 Broadway, Newmarket between 9 and 5 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 
  • Customer Service Kiosk, Milford Centre, 24 Milford Road, Milford, Monday—Saturday: 9am-5.30pm | Sunday: 10am-5pm
  • Other drop off points to be publicised in Verve Weekly (visit vervemagazine.co.nz to sign up) on Facebook and Instagram


And remember for the majority of women and teenage girls who receive your #giftabagthisxmas it will be the only gift they receive over the summer holidays.