Hey, ladies, here is a great way to clean out your bathroom cupboard and put a huge smile on another woman's face during the upcoming Christmas season! Please read the info below about this wonderful project ... I will be bringing a basket to the HOBN Thursday morning Yaletown meetings for the...see moreHey, ladies, here is a great way to clean out your bathroom cupboard and put a huge smile on another woman's face during the upcoming Christmas season! Please read the info below about this wonderful project ... I will be bringing a basket to the HOBN Thursday morning Yaletown meetings for the next few weeks where you can drop off any goodies you may have.
Thanks in advance for your generosity!
ps - and of course the men are free to bring along their donations, too :)
It’s that time of year again!
Over the past few years with the help of many of you, a group of gals have been collecting items for an organization that puts together Christmas baskets for women in the shelters of the Downtown Eastside. Last year, we brought the spirit of giving a little closer to home and we helped the residents of Lilith House and Athena House located in Surrey. With all of your generosity and the help of good friends, we were able to make 52 amazing gift baskets for these residential recovery homes where women are trying to turn their lives around and are being empowered by being given the tools and skills needed to help them live life on their own successful terms. I had the good fortune of being able to deliver these baskets to Lilith House last Christmas and it was an incredibly heart warming experience. The women at the house were so grateful – something as simple as a disposable razor brought a young gal to tears.
This year again, we would like to support both Lilith House and Athena House as well as a couple of women’s transition homes in Surrey.
So I am asking for your help once again to empty out your bathroom cupboards! If you can help out by donating any new and unused creams, lotions, soaps, toothpaste, shampoos, perfume samples, make-up, nail polish, mittens, pj’s, slippers, socks, hotel samples, bonus gift sets (gift with purchase type of items), make up bags etc, etc. it would be greatly appreciated! This is a great way to clean up those bathroom drawers and counters. Any donation will be gratefully accepted!
Please help by spreading the word to your circle of friends, family and colleagues. If you would like to help out with collecting items or packaging or delivering baskets, please let me know I would like to have all of the items collected by December 9th – please email me to arrange a time for the pick up/drop off of items – I am more than happy to come by and pick up.
I really believe in Oprah’s mantra of “paying forward” and feel that there is great strength in the power of women helping women through difficult times. Although this is just a small gesture, I am hoping that these baskets will help spread the spirit of the season and give a little gift of “pretty” to gals going through a rough patch in their lives.