Give and Makeup is celebrating its 1st birthday this month.
'Thank You' really does seem insufficient for the support we have had during our first year. Many of you will never fully know the extent of just how much your donations have helped these families.
From individuals, magazines, PR's, brands, bloggers, corporate business and even government offices, we have amassed and distributed tens of thousands of pounds worth of everyday essentials to shelters and outreach projects. All of it without asking for a single monetary donation.
Due to demand we are expanding our list of what we hope to collect as we move forward to our 2nd year. The first items to be added are underwear - namely bras and knickers.
A lot of these women have never been allowed to buy underwear for themselves - ever. Some simply can't afford anything new while they are prioritising getting on their feet and in most cases, the needs of their children.
If you have any unwanted bras or underwear please consider sending them to us. It goes without saying that they should be in appropriate condition for someone else to use. Maybe its an ill-fitting bra that you didn't return - or unwanted presents.
As ever, if you would give it to a girlfriend, we'll take it - if you think its not new/clean enough to pass on, you're probably right!
Thank you again for all of your help and support over the last 12 months - I look forward to building on our successes in our 2nd year.