Hoarding For Good!
by, 04-17-2012 at 01:02 PM (782 Views)
We have ceased selfishly collecting/hoarding hotel toiletries....you know, those cute little bottles and bars of soap you probably wouldn't find or consider buying back home.
We've changed (at least somewhat modified) our pilfering ways!
OK, not totally, since we do save a few of the more luxurious items.....using them in our master bath or tucking them in the guest room and powder room for use by house guests.
Why the change? Someone told of their own personal mission to donate after their travels unopened and unused toiletry items to a local shelter for women. Noting that most of these shelters are always in need of these items.
So now we seriously collect all travel size toiletries (shampoo, conditioners, shower gels, toothpaste, bath & hand soap, deodorant), disposable razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes (yes, we even donate those we get from our dental hygienist), tissues, Q-tips, sunblock, lip balms, combs, shower caps, sewing kits.
As the Executive Director of the center pointed out to us during our first visit, "Our clients are trying to get their lives back on track, many of whom have been in long-standing abusive relationships without any items such as these. Your donations, which might seem meager to you, will truly make a difference in their lives."
So now we are still traveling and collecting toiletries, but hoard for a good cause!