Purse Project in time for Christmas

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
  • soaps
  • shampoo/conditioners
  • disposable razors
  • kleenex
  • lotion
  • 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.

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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.

Accident on westbound hwy 401 changes our plans

An accident on the westbound hwy 401 between Brockville and Mallorytown changed our plans yesterday.  We were headed to Kingston, but ended up sitting in an Enroute (gas station and snack bar) parking lot for 3 hours, then were finally able to turn around and come back home..

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This picture, provided by the Ottawa Citizen, shows the two tractor trailers that collided early in the morning.  One was a mail truck, whose contents ended up spread across the 401 for hours.  Another vehicle involved was carrying oil, so a hazmat team was there too; I assume the white stuff in the picture is to soak up the flammable oil.  Although the accident happened in the early morning hours, the highway was still closed at 4pm. When we left the area, Canada Post employees were on site picking up the mail.

Here are some pictures I took at the site…

 

The moral of this story is to check the news or conditions of the highways before heading out on a long trip.  I do this for road conditions affected by weather this time of year, but never thought to do so for accidents.  There are several websites that update highway conditions regularly, the link I use is highlighted.

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