Paying it foward
After reading some complaints / replies thought it would be nice if some time we would consider the less fortunate. If you purchase clothing/makeup… you are unhappy about that purchase; find a women/s/homeless shelter and give from your heart.
I always consider the less fortunate & contributute to charities & privately to people in need. Clothing is ok but I like to give to people not have them have to pay for it and as far as makeup & skincare definitely a no no as I wouldn’t want to give used products as that could spread germs. Also at church we gather shoeboxes and we all buy toiletries,socks,crayons & other items that people may need or would like to have & ship them to different areas. I think it is fun for children to get a box that not only contains toiletries but maybe a small game, toy, crayons, etc. I also have a “gift” closet where I like to buy things & store them & when a friend or someone is in need or if I just feel a nudge to give someone stuff I have gift bags I buy at the dollar store & fill them up with things according to the persons taste. My grandmother did this so I learned it from her. At Christmas no matter who it was if you brought a friend with you to her house, Nana would go back in to her room & come out with a wrapped present for the person & as a young child I always thought that was so nice so I grew up & decided to carry on the tradition & we always buy extra gift cards at Christmas because you never know who you may run into that is in need. I don’t do it to draw attention to myself, it gives me great pleasure to put a smile on people’s faces & I enjoy picking out the stuff to put in my “gift” closet.
I donate a lot of things but most people can not make a purchase then just give away new merchandise on a regular basics.I would never use makeup or personal care items that had been opened and wouldnt expect anyone else to.
“Do All the Good you can, by ALL the means you can. In ALL the places you can. At all times you can, to all the people you can, as long as YOU ever can.”
I posted it elsewhere and I will repeat it hre. I think, your heart is in the right place, but if possible, give money or items that are actually requested instead of makeup/what have you. If it is possible, return to HSN and use the money for the gift. Because clothing will probably not fit, and other items are not a necessity. I mean, if you can’t return, sure, it is better to donate than to throw out.
I always pack up things I don’t need or can’t use anymore to share with others. Unfortunately, I found out that the items are re-sold by one group I was doing this with. I even heard that the Salvation Army re-sells via their thrift stores. That’s not what I wanted.
Found Dress for Success and they will take nice career garments for women in need. So many ways to donate.
Having worked at a nationally-run homeless shelter, as well as a faith-based thrift store, don’t forget there are basic hygiene issues involved. it’s a great idea, but make sure products are sealed and unused, At the store, exceptions were made for things like spray perfume; anything with alcohol in it usually isn’t allowed in a residential facility. Just give them a call, and remember,they always need the basics: paper products, laundry detergent, dish soap,etc.. And of course cash and time are cool!
Boots2Jeans4u2, that is a fantastic idea:womanlol:
That’s where a lot of my donations go! For those who travel a lot the little bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion that the hotels provide you are also great to donate.:heart:
What a wonderful idea:)
Thank you for sharing:)
Peace and love:)
Posted in HSN Arcade
05.26.16 9:17 PM