Thursday, 17 March 2011

Be generous: give and make up

This is one of those duh-why-did-nobody-think-it-before projects.  And what it does is put much-needed skincare and make-up products in the hands of women and children at Women's Aid and Refuge, who are the victims of domestic violence.  (Something one in four women in the UK suffers, during her lifetime - with two women killed by a current or ex-partner every single week...)
     Give and Make Up asks for everything from shampoo and conditioner to mascara, hairdryers, toothpaste and toothbrushes - and everything in between.  Necessities, definitely.  Luxuries?  Well, they'll give a huge boost to someone in a women's refuge.
     The basic rule is:  if you'd happily give it to a friend, they'll take it, so 'lightly-used' products are fine - except for anything with a wand (mascara, lip gloss, concealer), as for obvious reasons these really need to be new.  (Gift with purchase sizes are fine, though.)  The website, below, gives full details of where to send and/or drop off.
     If you can even imagine for a moment what it must be like to have to flee your home, sometimes in fear of your life,  leaving even your make-up kit and sponge-bag behind...  Then we know you'll want to join us in supporting this so-simple but so-effective scheme...