Today l sent off a large bag of tampons and sanitary pads and $130.00 cash with a friend. These will be distributed by Share the Dignity to homeless women. The money will be used to purchase pads and tampons at a discounted price. Thank you to the lovely ladies who have been collecting for me.
I read a Face Book post the other day about filling old handbags with items, these are then passed on to homeless women. I asked my contact if she knew of anybody who could use the handbags. And of course she does. Her contact fills the handbags with personal items such as wipes, small soaps and shampoos (similar to what you see in hotel rooms), toothbrushes, tooth paste, all those types of items. Then several nights each week this contact goes out onto the streets and distributes the handbags to homeless women.
And so l thought you might like to help. If you have any handbags you no longer use, bundle them up and pass them on to me. I will pass them on to my friend and she will pass them on to her contact.
This is a no brainer, l look forward to hearing from you if you can help.
Another thought..... Many teachers receive lots of smelly stuff as gifts at Christmas from the kids they teach. I know l use to be given lots of this type of stuff, more than l could ever use. If there are any teachers out there who would like to put a box in their staff room to collect toiletries and pass them on to me, l can pass them on and they will be put to good use.