As it's International Women's Day, it's a good time to remind ourselves about helping our sisters in need. Women turn to shelters as a result of domestic violence or homelessness, often times with their life and confidence in shatters. Here are a eight things you can donate that will help to restore both.
Rule: Thoroughly washed, and only lightly used – think, the bra you bought but never wear because it doesn't fit/look good/feel comfortable.
- Art and Writing Materials
Rule: Anything that falls into this category will be appreciated, as a small creative outlet can make life seem much less dull.
Rule: New (obviously) packs of nappies and wet wipes will be so appreciated by mothers.
Rule: All books from children's to classics will be appreciated.
- Feminine Hygiene Products
Rule: Like nappies, new tampons, pads, wipes and liners are an essential that many women struggle to afford. Grab an extra box to donate when you're next at the supermarket.
- Travel Passes
Rule: Topped up, and ready to take her to where she needs to be.
- Handbags and Wallets
Rule: Women take pride in their handbag, giving one to someone in a shelter will give her that same sense of pride and confidence to go and get that job.
- Beauty Products
Rule: Clean, mostly full and not expired. From cleansers to eyeshadow, this can make a woman feel and look her best.