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

Make a Difference
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.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Toothpaste $3 & Up
Soap $3 & Up
Lotion $3 & Up
Books $3 & Up
Nails Files $2 & Up
Socks $4 & Up
Handbags $9 & Up
Tote Bags $4 & Up
Backpacks $6 & Up
Face Masks $4 & Up
Hand Sanitizer $4 & Up

How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer: These DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipes Are All Natural

Candice Payne: The Chicago Resident Who Rented Hotel Rooms for the Homeless During Sub-Zero Weather

Emily Beikman: Her DIY Sleep Mats Help the Homeless & Environment (Learn How You Can Help!)

#30SecondsOfLove: My Challenge to You to Do Something Kind in Your Community (Kindness Matters)

Tribe
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.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Creative Ways to Decorate Your House: How to Design Your Living Space With Memories of Home(s)

Houston Flooding: 3 Common Flood Cleanup Fails & Power Outage Tips for Homeowners

Get Your Fireplace & Dryer Vent Cleaned Annually! Here's Why!

Beyond Sleep Issues: 4 Daylight Savings Time Tips to Keep You on Track!