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17/06/13: Give and Makeup

I have a lot of items hanging around from pre-natural days but also quite a few post-natural samples and purchases that I've bought or received recently that I won't be using and could go to a good home.  So when I came across Give and Makeup on Ana's sidebar, it seemed like the perfect fit.  

Give and Makeup is a charity that distributes bodycare and cosmetics to Women's Aid or Refuge centres across the country.  When women leave abusive situations they often don't have the chance to take with them essentials like soap, toothpaste, tampons or sanitary towels, or things like foundation, shampoo or hair dye.  Give and Makeup help provide those items and rely on donations from the public.

"Each week two women in the United Kingdom are murdered by a partner or ex-partner 
and one woman in four experiences domestic violence in their lifetime."

"The average women experiences domestic abuse 35 times before she calls the police."

They accept a variety of items, including samples and lightly used items - ie. anything that you'd give to a friend -   although for health reasons, they can't accept used items with applicator wands.  (You can find the full list here.)  So any shampoo, conditioner, body spray, body lotion, makeup bags/brushes, mascara or concealer can be sent to one of their drop-off points around the country. 


[Parcels all ready to go to the post office!]


I think this is a fantastic initiative and hope to be posting more parcels in the future.  If you'd like to find out more, click here for their website - or find them on Twitter @giveandmakeup.


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  1. I heard about this initiative before and I think it's amazing and will definitely send some stuff soon..Thanks for sharing this post :)

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're welcome, it seems like a great cause. :)

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  2. A great idea/cause & thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm glad to have come across it - thanks Ana! Thanks for your comment :) x

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  3. Thank you so much for the mention and glad you discovered this fab cause, I sent a big parcel not long back it's a great way to give to charity and reduce your stash in one go! xx

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    1. You're welcome - thanks for the idea! I just have to get to the post office! :) x

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