The Beauty Bank is a group that provides women, men and young people in need with the little luxuries in life that most of us take for granted.
The Beauty Bank needs your help! We’re looking for donations of essential toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body washes, razors, candles, anything that would help someone feel a little special about themselves when in a position of need or distress.
The Beauty Bank also looks for volunteers for drop off points and delivering to us.
The idea of The Beauty Bank came when I received an anonymous gift of brand name body wash in 2012. I had just left my violent husband with nothing but my ten month old daughter, very few possessions and I was six months pregnant. I was scared, broke and didn’t know where I was going to live or how I was going to cope. It may sound silly but that body wash made me feel appreciated and luxurious and gave me strength when I felt like giving up.
Five years later I have three beautiful children, have two diplomas and am completing a University degree.
It’s still a tough road ahead but my children and I are safe and it had a lot to do with random people donating something that to most of us would seem inconsequential.
Please like, share and donate a little gift to women and men who are in the position I was just a few years ago. I’m telling you from experience, it will mean so much to them and possibly help change their lives for the better.
As a survivor of domestic violence my motto is borrowed from a poem, ‘YOU WILL NOT DEFINE ME, I WILL DEFINE ME’. It reminds me that every day is an opportunity to not only better yourself, but to help others in anyway you can despite any obstacles and I thank you all for supporting me in doing this.
Jen Armstrong, Founder of The Beauty Bank