Melbourne Period Project have launched a fantastic appeal for homeless women in Melbourne.
What they are asking is for you to buy a small gift for the receiver and place it in an old hand bag you no longer use and give it to a woman in need. Through their amazing partners Anonymous X and Pay A Sack Forward – PASF, women experiencing homelessness in Melbourne already receive a great supply of toiletries and of course sanitary products.
But no one will be buying anything for these women this Christmas. So, they are hoping you amazing people out there could chip in and buy something for a person currently experiencing homelessness, which they will deliver along with the Period Packs to Launch Housing and Women’s Housing Victoria.
Some ideas you might like to think of are:
Anything that would make you feel special at Christmas!
Pyjamas (we can sort out sizing)
Bling (necklace, earings, nickel free please)
Notepad and paper set
Body shop type products (Loofa, nice oils etc)
And anything else you can think of that would make a person feel special at Christmas.
Please only give a bag you’d also use. Nothing broken, ripped, dirty or unusable. We wan’t to make people feel special and we know we wouldn’t feel special receiving a bag that was old, torn or useless.
You can wrap your present leaving a note inside the bag of what it is, or you can leave it for them to wrap and pass on.
We would ask that you have your bag and present ready and dropped off to one of our official business drop off points by 3 December. This gives us three weeks to collect the bags and have them distributed to our partners. If you don’t have a spare bag but would still like to give a gift, please do. If you have a bag, and prefer not to give a gift, that’s absolutely ok. We’ll match the spare bags and gifts together.
Please feel free to write a card for your intended recipient and wish them a Merry Christmas.
At a rough guess, we’re going to need around 600-700 bags so the more people who can participate, the better.
Why not launch a similar campaign in your state!
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