HAPPY HANDBAG NEWS
As the Running Totals and News was filling up it was decided to have a seperate NEWS page and here it is!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.
LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE AGAIN IN 2020!!
END OF YEAR TOTALS 2019
HAPPY HANDBAGS 2040; HAPPY'S 1016: GRAND TOTAL 3056
(This Grand Total does not do justice to the huge amount of clothing, household items and baby items we have given out!)
A huge thank you to Mandie and Toni in Gloucester for their huge collection of filled Happy Handbags and other donations!!
This will make such a difference to so many ladies: ladies - you are stars - you've made a difference!
A car load going to Nelson Trust today. This delivery includes about 30 bags from Sam and her Yoga ladies in Chipping Sodbury.
All the bags contained the basic hygiene products but with the addition of a Christmas card in each, plus a Christmas cracker
and a nail varnish
and many contained chocolate, hats, scarves and gloves.
Each bag had a golden ribbon tied to it too.
How fantastic is that!!!
A trip up to GDAS last week with Christmas decorations for a family who had just been housed.
Many thanks to Westerleigh Park Nurseries who added a Christmas cake!
05/12/2019 - I didn't realize I hadn't been keeping this up to date - too busy!!
Many calls coming in advising Happy Handbag collections are going on in many of the local WI's Plus phone call from Sam, her Yoga class in Chipping Sodbury is collecting and filling handbags for Christmas this year! Plus Upper Knapp Farm Day Nursery in Cam Dursley coming on board next year! It's so lovely that so many people want to help
A huge thank you to Karen in Tuffley, Gloucester for all her invaluable help!!
12/06/2019 - Thank you LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetic, Cribbs Causeway,
for the delivery of your LUSH product for inclusion in the handbags!
09/06/2019 - A HUGE HUGE Thank you to Big Yellow Gloucester for donating storage for the bulk of the handbags waiting to be filled, and the bags for sale at the South Glos Show in August to raise funds to fill all these stored bags!
15th May 2019 - Thank you Pucklechurch WI for your donations this evening, and listening to me rabbit on and on and on.......
On board for 2019 BGSW - Improving lives, reducing reoffending and transforming communities
21/02/2019 Medaille Trust is coming on board!
20.02.2019 - Going to start this off with, who I think is, our youngest supporter and fund raiser. She decided to hold a sale, selling some of her toys, in an effort to raise funds for Happy Child Bags. She went to her teacher and asked if she could hold the sale after school one afternoon, in the school playground and the answer was 'yes'. She drew a poster and the school put it in the newsletter. plus invitations to her sale were given out the all the children in the school (only 56 children, a very small village school!).
Generously Tesco Yate and Quedgeley added a few times to her items.
Below is a picture of her stall
She raised £55 plus received a voucher from Tesco. Yate for £20.
I accompanied her shopping on Sunday to buy the products for the bags. She wanted every bag to contain a couple of toys plus 'sensible stuff' all specific children's products - toothpaste/brush; 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner; shower gel and wet wipes. She then made up 12 Happy Child Bags!
Below is a photo of her efforts and each bag will have a HH disc and a boy or girl charm depending on the bag,