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    • scoxhill85
    • By scoxhill85 9th Oct 17, 9:32 AM
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    Cosmetic samples
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    • 9th Oct 17, 9:32 AM
    Cosmetic samples 9th Oct 17 at 9:32 AM
    I subscribe to Birchbox and there's always loads of stuff in there that I don't use or want, mainly dry shampoos, hand creams, etcetera. They are only sample size but I was wondering if there is any where I can donate them to? I was looking at a site about Women's Refuge's but the one I found said it was not accepting donations. I would need to put these in the post, so if anyone could advise that would be great!!! Thanks in advance xx
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    • Reb2016
    • By Reb2016 9th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
    Maybe try a homeless shelter, the one where I live loves things like this.


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    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 9th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
    A food bank will usually take them.

    (And sanitary towels too, if you can spare a few quid the women and girls they help would be very grateful.)
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 11th Oct 17, 9:19 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 9:19 PM
    It's coming up to that time of year when Christmas shelters are starting to collect donations too.
    Still knitting!
    Completed: 1 adult cardigan, 3 baby jumpers, 2 shawls, 3 pairs baby bootees,
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    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 16th Oct 17, 11:36 AM
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    • 16th Oct 17, 11:36 AM
    Is there a women's aid near you.

    https://www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory/
    • leslieknope
    • By leslieknope 28th Oct 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 28th Oct 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 28th Oct 17, 12:52 PM
    as someone who gets birchbox and glossybox (not very MSE i know...) i always wonder this. i have tried to look into donating but a lot of places don't seem to view make up as a high need item - which i completely understand. i thought about maybe approaching the food banks or shelters to set up a kind of 'treat' box alongside the necessities. sometimes it's nice to pamper yourself with a face mask or bit of make up, it just cheers you up. maybe add sanitary products alongside that for those in need? then i could collect donations from other people too!
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    • pixiebel81
    • By pixiebel81 29th Oct 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 29th Oct 17, 2:19 PM
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    • 29th Oct 17, 2:19 PM
    You could try this lot:

    https://www.carolinehirons.com/page-give-and-makeup
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