The simple way you can help Canberra women in need

Just before you venture out into the Canberra cold, do you stare at your wardrobe wondering which coat to wear?

The black one with the funky sleeves, the red one with the cool buttons, the super warm faux fur coat?

While some of us are lucky to have such choice, other women aren't as fortunate, finding themselves on the streets, in emergency accommodation or couch surfing, with few possessions let alone a jacket to keep them warm as the temperature dips well below zero in the nation's capital.

The woman behind Pink Ink Boutique Jane Pettersen and Rebel Muse Managing Director Alicia Xyrakis have teamed up to do something about it.

They say up to 2000 people are homeless in Canberra every night and at least half are women, so they've launched Pink's Rebel Cause.

Alicia and Jane are calling on Canberrans to donate a jacket to homeless women "to provide some warmth and comfort" and to fill the pockets with sanitary items.

"We are asking our clients, business networks and the broader women's community to donate a warm, clean, quality coat."

"These will be delivered to women in need via established social services. Each garment will have feminine hygiene products placed in the pockets."

As a sweetener (as if you needed any more incentive), Pink Ink Boutique and Rebel Muse are offering $50 vouchers for each donation, to be redeemed against new season collections.

You can also donate cash.

Jackets can be dropped off at Pink Ink Boutique or Rebel Muse - both located on Lonsdale street in Braddon - or Baby Pink Boutique in Deakin until August 13.

Go on, you know you want to.

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