Women who would otherwise be homeless, living at Evolve Housing + Support’s Alexandra and Palmer House, were delighted to receive handbags containing sanitary and personal care products. Donated by St Helier’s Women’s unit, as part of the Helping Handbags campaign, each handbag contains a month’s supply of sanitary towels, tampons, disposable underwear and toiletries.
Angela, who, like all homeless women, is not always able to afford sanitary protection, said, ‘Receiving my bag means that I can hold my head a little higher today. Thank you so much to the women at St Helier’s for thinking of us.’
Lauren Farmer, Fundraising Officer for Evolve, says, ‘We believe all homeless people have the right to the same standards of personal care as anyone else. Helping Handbags is a really innovative way to help homeless women that is both practical and beautiful. It is wonderful to be working with other people in our community who share our vision and we hope the women living with us will continue to benefit from the Helping Handbags campaign.’