I am off to drop off purses for the Purse Project I saw in the OTTAWA CITIZEN. Today is the last day for drop-off for this specific purse project, but there are many out there. Find one in your community to which you can donate. It is a wonderful Christmastime idea.
Like most women, I have lots of purses hanging out in my closet, collecting dust. Many of them have barely been used. The idea is to fill a gently-used purse with personal items for women living in shelters or on the streets. There are so many things you can fill the purses with, use your imagination. Here are a few to start with:
- feminine products
- disposable razors
- make up
- face and foot treatments
Find unused products in your home or purchase some to fill the purses with. Many drug stores have a travel section with miniature sizes of the products listed above. Gift cards are another great idea to add to the purses.
I have come up with six purses, all packed with goodies, ready for drop off here in Ottawa. There are lots of drop-off locations listed in the article above, including many Shoppers Drug Marts and most Ottawa Police Stations.