Christmas Beauty Shoebox Appeal Launches for women on Merseyside

05/11/2018

A shoebox appeal aimed at aiding women in crisis has been launched across the North West.

Female-focused women’s organisation, Elle for Elle hopes to collect hundreds of donated shoeboxes filled with beauty, cosmetics and fragrance over the next six weeks to deliver to women spending Christmas in refuges.

Elle for Elle founders Rachel O’Hare, from Birkenhead and Lynette Page-Collin have won the support of several businesses across the region, which will act as drop off points from now until December 18th.

It’s hoped that the Beauty Shoebox Appeal will give women fleeing domestic abuse the gift of self-care this Christmas, says Chester mum-of-three Lynette.

Fellow mum-of-three Rachel, added: Our children have been filling shoeboxes for years to send away, and we loved the sentiment that a small box filled with goodies can bring so much happiness.”

Lynette added: “We want to recreate that happiness in the refuges we visit, where women are at their very lowest, especially at this very important time of year. We hope the Beauty Shoeboxes will give them a feeling self-love again this Christmas.”

New and unused items to be included are:

  • Makeup (all types, all shades)
  • Nail products
  • Hair products (oils, serum, treatments etc)
  • Skin care
  • Fragrance
  • Bath and body products
  • Gift set contents

If you’d like to donate to the Beauty Shoebox Appeal or find out more about how your business can help contact, elleforelleuk@gmail.com or go to Instagram @elleforelleuk.

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