For Valentine’s Day at least in my area, the United Way gives away to Women’s Shelters Shoeboxes full of travel sized toiletries.
They are small enough so that the women can use them and keep them. As you may or may not know some women go to live in Shelters only at night. They have to leave the shelter during the day, so small size shampoo’s etc are easier to hold on to.
The project is called the Shoebox Legacy project. I have found a website from last year that lists out what is acceptable.
So ladies start collecting from your friends and family and your drugstore freebie pile and get working!
Drop off locations are at United Ways across the country near the end of January and the first week of February.
Just google the words United Way Legacy Shoebox and your city/state to find more details.