You can help Rosary Society support Lynda's Helping Hands to benefit women in need

Posted on July 15, 2017

St. Catherine's Rosary Society is partnering with the New Jersey Chapter of Lynda's Helping Handbags. The Rosary Society says it's "well on its way to collecting and filling 150 new and gently used handbags for women and teens." The handbags will be donated to the Women's Transition Center of Phillipsburg and the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County.

Lynda's Helping Handbags was started in 2016 in Green, Ohio by two sisters, Lynda Dodson and Cindy Rutherford. While struggling with serious health issues, Lynda decided on reaching out to help others rather than focusing on herself. She decided to address a basic personal necessity that all women use: a handbag -- something that many take for granted. Lynda wanted to fill the handbags with common necessities and give them to women in need.

Parishioners who would like to participate in the project can donate suggested items that will be used to fill the handbags, including:
  • Hand lotion (small bottle)
  • Body spray (small bottle)
  • Chapstick or lip gloss
  • Blush
  • Mascara
  • Hairbrush and/or comb
  • Nail file and/or clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Shampoo and/or conditioner (Trial size)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and/or toothbrush
  • Tissues (Individual size)
  • Pocket calendar
  • Pens
  • Tampons or pads (Trial size)
  • Hand sanitizer (Small bottle)
Donated items will be collected at the Parish Center during the weekends of August 5-6 and 12-13. All items to fill the handbags must be new.

The Rosary Society thanks all participants for their generosity.

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