Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Charity Bags

The ladies that I go sewing with on a Thursday when I'm not working decided at the beginning of the year to each make something for a charity.
After much thought we decided to make 2 small bags each and fill them with ladies toiletries etc. Each bag was to be made out of 2 fat quarters.
We then decided to donate them to a Refuge for Abused Women for them to hand out to women when they arrive.
These women usually flee their home with nothing and most people donate goods for their children. We thought a pretty bag and goodies might help cheer these ladies up at such a terrible time in their lives.

These are the bags that we made all ready to be collected.
We won't be told exactly what refuge they will go to as they have to be very careful so the husbands that these women are fleeing don't find them.
We all understand this as we want these women to feel safe.
It just good to know that we have made a woman's life a little bit brighter by receiving a bag full of goodies.

These are the 2 bags that I made. I filled each one with a handmade chenille facewasher, a handtowel, lovely soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand cream etc.
I hope somebody enjoys using the toiletries and bag.

These are my 2 bags all packed ready for delivery.


Jeni said...

lovely idea doing the bags

Maree: said...

Nice Bags & Smellies...Great Idea...I'm sure they will be Very Much Appreciated...

Jo in TAS said...

What a lovely idea, such a thoughtful gift