Elle for Elle urges people to create a box of beauty for homeless women this Christmas
A shoebox appeal aimed at aiding women in crisis has been launched across the North West today (Friday, November 2).
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 and Lynette Page-Collin have won the support of several businesses across the area including Northwood Estate Agents, in Hoole and Soul Hair, in Chester and Hoity Toity, in Tarporley, 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 Kelsall mum-of-three Lynette.
Fellow mum-of-three Rachel, from Mere, 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
- 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 them via email or go to Instagram @elleforelleuk.