Lois’ Stuffed Purses

A New Purpose for Your Purse

Photo coming soon…

When this activity came to our attention, it was something that Lois Spatz had posted on facebook. The originator of this idea is Turner & Pooch Co., an online shop for economic & social justice clothing.

Sharing these posts is exactly what’s needed to better society overall, to make the world a little kinder. And it may not seem much of a contribution to like a post enough to share someone’s good idea. But in fact it’s huge.

Of course by posting these inspirations, it will prompt others to act. Sharing such posts will also serve as an education for a different group of people, even if they won’t participate. And it will cause yet others to share the original post as well, so it reaches a broader audience.

The original facebook post by Turner & Pooch Co.:

What’s really nice about the power of the internet, is that all positive ideas get multiplied exponentially. And many people may find a particular idea attractive enough to want to pitch in, even when somewhere, somebody else is already doing it. There is no competition when doing good.

Give it a try – you may really enjoy helping this way.

As easy as 1-2-3 for you!
Here’s what you can do:

1) Find a purse that you will not use and fill it with necessities.

2) Take a photo before you donate your purse, then take it to the recipient. If at all possible, take a picture when you hand it over, or after they received it.

3) Upload your images here >>

 

Important, please read:

Before you hand someone a purse, please make sure that it is actually a welcome gift. Some people who find themselves in a difficult situation may not want a handout, or they may feel embarrassed.

Do not approach people randomly unless you’re sure they don’t mind being approached. Consider their privacy. If you’re not sure, donate your purses to a shelter or an organization that helps the homeless and is familiar with their needs.

Only use fresh products as stuffers that are clean and unused. Keep in mind that full size products are not always practical. Use your good judgment.

Also read The Art of Helping >

Or you can help this way:
If you have a big heart for the homeless, get in touch with the Lake Worth Burrito Project >

Try it out – you may like it!

Collect or purchase necessities and give them to the Lake Worth Burrito Project. These volunteers prepare meals and feed the homeless twice a week, rain or shine. They also distribute clothing, backpacks, work boots and other essentials to make life a little more bearable for our homeless friends.

You can always volunteer your time making burritos. It’s easy, trust us. Just show up. That group meets every Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Chinese Christian Church:

7145 Lantana Road

Lake Worth, FL 33467

http://www.palmbeachchinese.org/english.php

 

No time limit – do this year round to earn KR points!

Do this every month or as often as you wish – there are no limits. You’ll earn 200 KR Points each time!

Don’t forget to take a before and if possible an after picture to qualify for the KR Points. Use the link in pink below to upload.

You’ll earn 200 KR Points per delivered purse on any different day (400 KR Points for VIP Members and President Members) and you may make someone’s day!

No Purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

By uploading your images, you state that you own the copyright to these images, and you consent to sharing them on our website. Any persons in your pictures have given you permission to use their likeness and names.

Help Lois’ Dream come true: enter here >
An example of what can go inside a purse: a guest soap, tooth brush, hand lotion, sun screen, pocket mirror, lip balm, sleeping mask etc.

 

About the title image:

These samples of purses with goodies may give you an idea what is needed. You may always ask a women’s shelter for suggestions. Image © by Ingrid Webster

 

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