I realise there’s been a bit of radio silence on here – sorry, but work has taken over and sadly there’s only one pair of hands! Anyway, with the colder months fast approaching, I wanted to share this wonderful campaign with you. If you’re like me always looking for charitable ways to offer help or show a small act of kindness to those in need then this maybe something you can help with.
Bags of Kindness was started in 2015 by Lucy Williams, Kat Hill and Yolande De Vries, and the brilliant concept behind it is that each bag contains your absolutely essentials for unfortunate, homeless women, particularly during the winter period. Last Christmas, they rounded up 60 bags to the Crisis Women’s Drop In Centre and so they’re aiming for much more this year with our help. Unfortunately, the drop off points are currently based mostly around Central and Greater London but I’m sure if you contacted them via their Facebook page you could find a way to get involved from outside London. If not you can definitely send a donation via their Just Giving page!
Here’s a little blurb on the project by the founders:
We’re helping vulnerable women living on the streets. Often the reason why women end up homeless is because of abusive and unsafe relationships. Once on the streets it’s often a matter of time before the woman ends up sex working. The streets are not a safe place to live for anyone but even more so for women who sometimes have children with them too.
Having access to basic things like warm clothes and sanitary products can be hard or impossible when you are vulnerable and living on the streets. We’d like to make a difference this winter by creating bags of useful items to give to those in need.
Bags of kindness gives you opportunity to create a bag or buy items to add to a bag, or to donate money towards delivering and distributing the bags to women’s centres.
Donations can be made via our Just Giving page (by December 15th).
So lovely folks, if you are in London/Greater London area and think you can help by putting together a bag of key items to help these women get through the winter months, then please join me in putting a bag together for these women and/or spread the word around. I think this is a ridiculously wonderful idea which is totally achievable so every little help will go far! You will find above, a guideline to what to include in a bag along with all the key drop off points and dates. For more info, please do hop on over to their Facebook Page.
Have a lovely week and thanks a million! xxx
[IMAGE CREDIT: Bag For Kindness]