Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this day finds you with an abundance of love and delicious food shared with your family and friends. Last week, Shannon from A Girl’s Gotta Spa! reached out to several fellow bloggers and myself regarding something that we could all do together in our own neighborhoods to give to other women who are really in need. We were inspired to band together to make donations of all of our unused beauty products and samples to our own local domestic violence shelters this week. The thought that anyone would have to endure an abusive relationship absolutely breaks my heart into a million pieces. Add children into that equation—and my heart breaks even more than I ever thought was humanly possible. The holidays mark a festive and beautiful time of year for most of us, but while we’re giving thanks and counting our blessings—partner violence is occurring, sending the victims and their children fleeing to transitional housing facilities and shelters without even the most basic of necessities. I honestly couldn’t even imagine what that would be like.
I found the domestic violence shelter closest to my Los Angeles area home, Haven Hills and arranged to make a donation. The very least I could do was deliver a box of products like shampoo, mouthwash, shower gel, and other things we use daily but really take for granted—and they were extremely grateful to receive it. I’ll definitely be contributing to their facility again in the near future, and I look forward to it. I know that times are tough, but you would be surprised by the joy you could bring to someone in need with just the smallest things—even things you may already own but don’t use anymore. A little something to you may go a long way to another, and we never know if we might be that one person in need some day.
I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving, and thank you in advance for reaching out in your communities to make a difference.
Please check out the fabulous beauty bloggers who set out to do some good along with me this week:
A Girl’s Gotta Spa!
Beautiful Makeup Search
Beauty Blogging Junkie
Beauty Junkies Unite
The Product Pasha