Calling all beauty addicts in the UK!
I saw this post on Pearls and Poodles and I love a good cause so I had to tell you guys about it.
It's about a cause called Give and Makeup - a non-profit initiative whose sole purpose is to get everyday essentials into the hands of these women and children who need them the most.
What is 'Give and Makeup'?
Give and Makeup is a non profit organisation that doesn't ask for donations of money, but for donations of everyday beauty essentials that every woman needs.
Once they have recieved donations, they distribute them to Refugee and Women's Aid centers in the UK - all the donations go to woman and children who have fled from domestic abuse and who are in need of products and everyday essentials that we would usually take for granted.
What can I donate to 'Give and Makeup'?
✮ If you'd give it to a friend, they'll accept it.
✮ They only accept new items of anything with an applicator wand such as mascara, lip gloss, and certain concealers - anything else that has lightly been used is fine.
✮ 'Gift with purchase' sizes are welcomed, as well as samples.
What they need...
✮ Everyday essentials - shampoo, conditioner, bath & shower gel, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body lotion, feminine hygiene products, shaving products, at-home hair dye colouring kits.
✮ Skin care products - cleanser, toner, moisturiser.
✮ Makeup products - foundation, concealer, powder, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara.
✮ Tools - makeup bags, makeup brushes, hairdryers, curling tongs, straighteners.
✮ Baby products - all of them!
Click here to see the full list.
Where to send these donations?
There are drop off points in London, Manchester and East Sussex and smaller packages can be posted. Click here for the full details on drop off points and posting details.
'As part of their continuing commitment, BeautyBay.com will be offering FREE postage on all Give and Make-Up donations until 1st March 2011.
BeautyBay.com will supply a free delivery label to stick to all parcels, simply email email@example.com to receive a copy.
Note: these labels will have a 2kg weight limit so if you’re sending more than 2kg, please split in to suitable weighted parcels.
To say thanks for all donations, a 10% discount code will be sent to each person who sends a donation via these labels (it will be emailed across after the parcel has been received). If you have any questions, contact BeautyBay via firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more details.
So, if you're like me and have a few lightly used products that you no longer use cluttering up your bathroom and storage space do something good and donate them to people who need, and would appreciate them more.
Will you be sending anything to Give and Makeup? What do you think of this initiative?