Hand-Up-Hand Bags : Purses With a Purpose

We are proud to announce that The Family Room is a partner in the Hand-Up-Hand Bags Drive this May to celebrate moms escaping from domestic violence situations.

The Family Room and The Family Tree are partnering to help collect new or gently used purses and handbags to donate to the women and their children who are a part of The Family Tree’s programs. The Family Tree is the only non-profit organization in the Denver metro area working to address the interconnectedness among child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and homelessness. Within the last year, Family Tree provided services to nearly 24,000 people in the Denver metro area.

The Family Room is an inclusive community resource center for families, no matter their size, shape, sex or color. The organization brings educational events and programs to help parents and parent-figures be the best they can be. The offer breastfeeding support, sleep advice, play groups, film screenings, infant sign language, meditation, yoga and more.

We are participating in the drive and we couldn’t be more excited to present these deserving moms (many of them homeless) with a purse stuffed with goodies. Please feel free to donate as many as you like. We are accepting donations 10am -2pm Monday through Saturday. 

Items that are highly in demand to stuff the purses and bags:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap/Lotion

  • Brushes/Combs/Hair Ties

  • Deodorant

  • Toothpaste

  • Razors/Shaving Cream

  • Makeup/Jewelry (everyone deserves something fun too!)

  • Toys/Diapers

  • Gift cards to Office Depot (to make copies for resumes, etc.)

  • Gift cards in General (food, especially)

  • Band Aids/First Aid Items/Cough Drops/Ibuprofen

  • Diva cups/Feminine Products

  • Books/Pens/Magazines

For more information, contact Heidi at 303-356-6244 to coordinate your donation drop-off or contact Kim Johnson at 303-638-8042 to learn about the program, participating businesses and additional drop-off locations. Additional drop-off locations and hours can also be found by clicking this link.

We will be collecting stuffed purses/handbags through the entire month of May to celebrate moms. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity!