The Handbags for the Homeless Initiative
After spending the past two years selling handbags, I asked the Lord if there was something more I could do with the handbags and he pressed it upon my heart to start this ministry. As a result of a bad economy over the past three to four years, we have experienced more and more of our family members, neighorbors, church family and friends becoming homeless or just struggling to make ends meet. Today, you may be employed, have a home, car, food and clothes. That is wonderful. You are blessed. Many of the people who found themselves homeless in the past few years did not just wake up one morning and say, "I don't want to work anymore". The economy forced them into this position.
The Bible says "To whom much is given, much is required". No matter our state in life, we are called to give back, and do so cheerfully. My prayer with Handbags for the Homeless is that we can meet a need together.
The goal of the Handbags for the Homeless Initiative is to gift homeless individuals (female only for now) with items that to the ordinary working person is basic, but to someone without employment, is a much needed necessity. We collect gently used or new handbags. The handbags are filled with items such as feminine hygiene products, sample-size shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, hairbrush, small tissue packs and washcloths.
Ladies, we love handbags. If you are like me, you have bags in your closet that you purchased, used a while and then moved on to a newer style, or, you purchased it and never used it. We ask you to donate those bags for a worthy cause. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate to this program. We need the handbags and the items to fill the handbags. Any little bit is need and appreciated. If you live in the DFW area, I will be more than willing to meet you in a public place if you have a handbag(s) to donate. The plan is to try and get at least 20-30 handbags delivered to area shelters this holiday season.
Thanks to all who have assisted us in making life a little easier for people who have fallen on hard times and found themselves without some of the basic necessities of life. We so appreciate your help and may God favor you and return it to you a hundred-fold.