December is one of our favorite months of the year for giving back. We are surrounded by soooo many blessings every day! The least we can do is bless it forward to those who need it! Women’s shelters are places where women can seek refuge and resources for themselves and their babies when they need it most. When we heard about Alexandria House in Los Angeles and all the amazing work they’re doing to support women and children in their process of moving from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing, we knew we had to help out. Founded in 1996, Alexandria House has helped over 200 families establish financial security and move into permanent housing. How incredible is that? In just the past year, Alexandria House has hosted 10 families (including 25 kids) and 11 single women in their residence, and supported 76 families in the Los Angeles area
This month, Sazan and the Bless Team pulled together some special holiday gift bags for the lovely ladies at Alexandria House. Each bag was filled with over $200 in our favorite past Bless items. In total, we were able to donate over $7000 in beauty, wellness and lifestyle products! It’s hard to even describe how amazing it felt to deliver these gift bags. Knowing that our donation is going to support these women and to help them feel confident and gorgeous as they build their futures is priceless!
Here’s how you can help support your local women’s shelter!
What To Donate To Your Local Women’s Shelter:
Clean clothing is essential for everybody! Opt for sensitive or fragrance-free options as many kids have allergies, and not everyone enjoys heavily-scented detergents.
Hair Care Products
Everybody needs shampoo and conditioner, but don’t forget other essential haircare items like detangling spray, hairspray, and styling products.
Toothbrushes are a much-needed item, along with floss, mouthwash and toothpaste. Don’t forget kids’ toothbrushes and toothpaste too!
Diapers & Wipes
If you don’t have kids of your own, you might be shocked at how expensive diapers and wipes are! Consider donating a pack of diapers and some scent-free baby wipes. Other baby-care essentials, like diaper cream, baby shampoo and baby lotion are needed too!
Bras, Underwear & Socks
Many people don’t think to donate this basic necessity, but donating new bras and underwear in a variety of sizes and styles will make a huge difference in the lives of many women in your community! Don’t forget sports bras, plus-size bras, and nursing bras.
No woman should have to go without this simple monthly necessity.
Makeup might seem like a frivolous expense to some. However, being able to dress up a bit and put on some makeup goes a loooong way to making many women feel more confident and secure, especially at important events like job interviews or apartment walkthroughs! If you have extra, unused and unopened cosmetics products, consider filling up an old Bless Box and dropping it off at your local women’s shelter! You’re guaranteed to make somebody’s day!