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Pay-It-Forward Program To Help Findlay Women

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Many of us have been blessed with good lives.  But there are others who go hungry, are homeless, or are simply looking for a job that will MAYBE support their family.  I've recently joined a group of women who are trying to make a difference in their own backyard--Findlay, Ohio.  Maybe we can't fix all the world's problems, but we can help one woman at a time.

Our project is called Purses With Purpose.  Our flyer is printed above.  I want to tell you more about the project and how you can help.  I hope you'll read on.  

We are gathering gently used purses from family, friends, and anyone who will donate.  Then we fill them with women's toiletries, items that are also donated.  Some are travel sized, others are full sized.  When we get approximately 10 purses full with a nice assortment, they are delivered to local women's shelters and domestic abuse centers.  

Here is where they will be donated, along with a link to their web pages.

Why purses and toiletries?  Well, how do we build self esteem?  It often starts with our appearance.  And how do we get a job if we're not dressed appropriately and properly groomed?

I've been involved with this program for several months, but I want to do more, so I'm using Timeout4me's pay-it-Forward program to help it along.  From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, my busiest season, I am donating 10% of total sales to the program.  This includes my sales from the Christmas in October show this coming weekend.  When you buy something from Timeout4me, you are helping all these women in need.

You can also donate toiletries directly to the program, and Sue Mompher, the director, or I will come pick it up.  Sue's phone number is 419-422-4500 and mine is 419-619-6060.

Here is a list of what we need:  Purses, hand towels, wash cloths, panty liners, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, tampons, disposable razors, nail files, hand sanitizer, Q-tips, note pads, and pens.

Thank you for supporting Timeout4me and I hope you'll shop now and support Purses With Purpose.

Druann Bauer

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