Give and Makeup is a non-profit effort whose exclusive purpose is to get everyday essentials into the hands of women and children who need them the most. We currently support Women’s and Refuge Assist in the London and Cardiff areas. We started in October 2010 and run on an outreach basis.
Each week two women in the United Kingdom are murdered by a partner or ex-partner. One woman in four encounters domestic violence in their lifetime. The average woman experiences domestic violence 35 times before she calls the police. Give and Makeup was borne out of a concept for a post.
I would write a post about necessities…that led to an idea about what your absolute essentials would be…that led to an idea about ‘what if you’d NOTHING’…and that led me to the web page on the Refuge website. My eye locked on to ‘Medicines and Toiletries’ and I thought of the quantity of product I had fashioned sitting in my cupboard and experienced ashamed.
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I scrapped your blog post and Give and Makeup started that evening. The folks in need of help are women and their families including feminine children from newborns to teens and beyond and male children from newborn to approx. Clothing. Please ensure clothing is clean and new nearly. We’ve experienced some deliveries of really old underwear that was also unwashed recently.
If you wouldn’t give it to your very best friend, please don’t send it to us. These women need our respect and support, not filthy leftovers that aren’t fit for purpose. Whilst we accept everything second hand or new (with the exception of lip glosses and mascara), please do not send really old makeup, or lipsticks that are pretty much used up. If you would be embarrassed to provide it to a friend, please do not send it to these women. Absolutely no religious material, imitation guns/weapons or incorrect films with intimate or violent scenes please.
Please note: any parcel delivered without postage or with ‘insufficient postage’ won’t be accepted by the donation centres. Please recognize that funds are limited and we cannot expect Refuge to cover the postage. Any parcels needing payment for inadequate postage will either be designated ‘come back to sender’ or ruined in situ by the postoffice.
I am sorry for just about any inconvenience however the employees at Refuge have been recently picking right up the tab off their own pocket and I’m sure you will recognize that that cannot continue. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO AN INFLUX OF PARCELS THE LONDON ADDRESS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE WILL ADVISE WHENEVER WE ARE ABLE TO REOPEN. Please: do not ask either Escentual to simply accept your postal charges. These are doing this for all of us on a voluntary basis and really should not incur costs to do so completely. Please ensure that parcels are able to be carried by one person. For obvious security reasons, no drop-offs are available at any of the addresses. All of the addresses are foremost and first business addresses. Your understanding and support is so appreciated. You are changing people’s lives.