Purses On Purpose

2015 seems like it has zoomed by and it is now the holiday season.  The time when many of us are with our families/friends enjoying hot chocolate and apple cider.  Some are doing elf on the shelf for their kids, planning menus for family dinners and attending company parties. So in the spirit of the holiday season I would like to include as many as possible; please join me in making this a special time of the year for others.  I am collecting gently used purses/bags to pass out to the homeless women and backpacks for the men.

Feel free to bring pre-filled backpacks or empty backpacks; if you don’t have any bags donations are greatly appreciated.  I’ve attached a list of suggestions that are needed and would be useful.  Anything you can do to help this cause would be greatly appreciated.  So spread the word and if you need further information read the list below or contact  gsjohnson0207@gmail.com.



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Toiletries - When getting the necessities, remember that any place that has shower access also will have soap so that is not something needed.  Also anything that contains alcohol is something that can be left out like hand sanitizer and mouthwash.

  • Baby Wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissue
  • Comb/Brush
  • First aid kits
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  • Napkins (Pads)
  • Tampons
  • Hygiene Wipes

Food – Keep in mind that those that are receiving the bags don’t have access to dental care so usually softer snacks are preferred over sticky and crunchy snacks.

  • Applesauce
  • Pudding cups
  • Beef jerky
  • Trail mix
  • Nuts
  • Plastic utensils

Clothes – When traveling by foot the best thing is clean comfortable socks. Although Texas weather is very flaky-it will eventually be cold, snowy, and wet and to be able to be warm when possible is a plus.

  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • T-shirts

Misc – These items (along with any other items we times take for granted) are more things that we use every day and don’t think twice about. Think outside the box!

  • Travel Coffee Mugs
  • Ponchos, etc.