You know those bottles of lotion, shampoo, conditioner, facial soap, and body soap that are put in the bathroom at hotels? If you take those with you (you paid for them after all, as part of your stay) and give them to women's shelters, it's...a very good thing.
I didn't count, but I think I must have saved up hundreds of different products that we gave to a shelter here in town (it's been well over a year since I did this last) today. The shelter we chose this time takes in homeless women and children for as little as one night, and part of the package is a hygiene kit that includes the very same kinds of items that hotels provide.
Whenever I've had a crazy day, it's a simple thing like using a great conditioner in the shower to make me feel like a whole new person. I hope that when these women have a few moments to themselves to get refreshed, it's my little prayer that it's this same kind of simple thing that will make the recipient feel more like herself, too.
, by ginger