9 January 2013

'Give and Make-Up'

A few weeks before Christmas during a twitter conversation I was informed by Danielle at 'Beauty in Japan' about the charity Give and Make-Up, thanks Danielle! I had never heard of this charity before then and after doing a quick spot of research there and then I decided that I would do my bit and donate. Give and Make-Up is a charity which helps to provide beauty and hygiene products to women and children who have had to leave their homes due to domestic abuse. Give and Make-Up donates all items that are donated by the public to either Women’s Aid or Refuge. Caroline Hirons, the founder of the charity was inspired as to the idea by two articles that had been brought to her attention; the first was from a cosmetic trade report which stated that 'the average woman in the US uses twelve products before she leaves the house'. 

The second article was from Women's Aid and Refuge, whereby after reading the article which recommended women take toiletries with them when they leave home, she alluded to the fact that she had plenty of toiletries and cosmetics that she didn't need or use, who could she give them to? - So Give and Make-Up was born. 

Each week two women in the United Kingdom are murdered by a partner or ex-partner.
One woman in four experiences domestic violence in their lives. 

Click 'here' to read about what they need in terms of donations.
 
Seeing as I have no children’s clothes or anything child related I can't send anything useful to really benefit any children, I'm sure others could though. However, what I can send is make-up as I have so much of it that I find it all rather unnecessary. Therefore, the other night I sat and went through all my make-up and nail polishes and pulled out things that I did not want or that I did not use. I have to say the majority of the things I've decided to send have never been used!

Give and Make-Up
Give and Make-Up
Along with all this I will write down a list of everything included with a little note next to it about how much stuff has been used, I'll pop this in the package so that those who sort it out will be able to decide if they want to keep it. All the lipsticks included I'm ashamed to say I purchased on such a whim; they have only ever been swatched on the back of my hand. At least this way they will be going to a good cause and not being left sitting in a make-up bag never seeing the light of day. Information as to where to send donations and how to get in touch with the charity can be found on the website. I'm adding this image to my blog, let’s spread the word.
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10 comments

  1. I've sent a few parcels in the past x

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    1. Yay how wonderful, I'm looking forward to sending mine :) xx

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  2. Im actually in the process of putting a parcel together. Seeing this has made me realise i need to get a move on and send it!

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    1. I need to find something to put it all in, no idea how much it will cost to send but it is for a good cause :) xx

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  3. This is such a good idea - will definitely get a parcel together this weekend!

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    1. Yay! If I can get one person to donate from this then mission accomplished :) xx

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  4. I've never heard of this, what a good idea, any giving to charity is a good thing, I think everyone should do it

    Please come and check out my latest post if you have a few minutes spare :)

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

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    1. Thank you :) Yeh I think it is a nice idea, I mean the one thing I tend to have more of than I really require it make-up so it made sense :)

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  5. How thoughtful of you to support an important cause - at least now our makeup compulsion can be put to good use in some part!

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    1. It can indeed, thank you :) xx

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