Ways to Help the Homeless: How Your Old Handbags Can Deliver Hope to Women in Need by Holly Budde

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4 years ago

Ways to  Help the Homeless: How Your Old Handbags Can Deliver Hope to Women in Need

While surfing through my Facebook feed one evening, I saw a photo that genuinely triggered an “ah-ha” moment for me. It simply said, “Have an old handbag? Fill it with snacks, hygiene and personal care items. The next time you see a homeless woman give it to her.”

A few days prior I had read that women are the fastest growing homeless population in our society, many veterans. Thinking of that article, and as I saw this photo, I immediately thought this would be one the easiest, simplest ways for all of us to help.

I can’t tell you how many handbagsbackpacks and tote bags I have donated or pitched. With me and three girls, you get it! The next time, I’ll do this instead! I can’t imagine being a homeless woman and needing these things with no way to obtain them.

Let’s pitch in! Grab your old bags and fill them with hope. Here are some things that can help (and you don’t have to buy new!):

Share your ideas on things to fill the handbags with below.

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Books $3 & Up
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Socks $4 & Up
Handbags $9 & Up
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Face Masks $4 & Up
Hand Sanitizer $4 & Up

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This is a wonderful idea! 💗
Elisa Schmitz
I absolutely love this idea, Holly Budde , and can't wait to do this!
Zanette O'Dell
I am so glad you posted this! I have been hauling a trash bag full of used purses around with me for two months! Now I know what to do with them. Thank you!
Marjorie A. Carter
thank you for the idea, I have many purses that I don't use any more. instead of selling them I will fill them and give them to the homeless. Blessings to this wonderful idea.

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