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Chapter-Wide Day of Service Projects

We are partnering the the Wadsworth on this year's Chapter-Wide Day of Service. 

You can bring donated bags and/or toiletries to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art/The Amistad Center for Art & Culture on Monday, January 21, between 10am and noon, or they can be dropped off prior to 1/21 at Olympic Taekwondo Academy Farmington - Headquarters or Amped Fitness Farmington.

 

It's that time of year again! Do you have gently used handbags that are collecting dust in your closet?

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to have fun AND make a difference on Martin Luther King, Jr Day this year?

 

The Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will be collecting handbags on Monday, January 21 from 10am - noon at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture's MLK Community Day located within Hartford's Wadsworth Museum at 600 Main Street, Hartford.

The Community Day event will include art-making, performances and tours.

 

The Handbag Project is an international effort to support women who are homeless or who have been victimized by rape and/or domestic abuse. Simply take a handbag that you no longer use and fill it with the following items:

 

Sample sizes of the following:

Shampoo

Deodorant

Body lotion

Bubble Bath

Soap

Toothpaste

5-10 dollar supermarket gift card

Tissues

Toothbrush

Chocolate

Comb or brush

Hair clips/Bands

Sanitary pad/tampons

Face Cloth

New Panties (size med or large, no thongs)

AND

Note – words of comfort/care

 

These are personal care items to which homeless women often don’t have access or recent rape/domestic abuse victims might find helpful after reporting the crime to police.

 

https://thewadsworth.org/event/martin-luther-king-jr-community-day-mountaintop-vision-soaring-to-new-heights/

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The Handbag Project is an international effort to support women who are homeless or who have been victimized by rape or domestic abuse or both.  Gently used handbags are filled with personal care items such as face cloths, soap, tooth paste/brush, comb/brush, deodorant, etc.  
The items homeless women often do not have access to or recent rape/domestic abuse victims might find helpful after reporting the crime to police.

A shelter (hospital, police station or agency) is identified each year to receive the handbags.