Bags

It all started when…

I signed up to Ipsy in order to test products that would not affect my incredibly sensitive skin.

Every month my subscription came in a cute fabric bag of the size of a postcard.

Most months, I tested the product in the inside of my hand, and within seconds I was able to see whether the product worked for me or not. Most didn’t, so I ended up with too many rarely used items, taking room in my drawer.

One day cleaning my closet I realized I had a gazillion of their bags there taking up space. Perfectly new bags that I don’t need, but holding onto them thinking that one day I would…

If you are like me, you have probably done the same. Maybe one day you’ll drop them to Goodwill, right?

According to this article from 2017 of the Wall Street Journal, at that point there were 1.5 million subscribers to Ipsy, the popular makeup subscription that delivers a makeup bag and a few sample makeups for $10 a month.

That means there are 1.5 million bags floating around!

That day I thought, what if we repurpose these bags, fill them with the unused, with a card, and some hygiene products and give them to homeless women?

And this is where everything started.

Today, makeup bags like this provide the perfect size to hold all we need.

If you have a makeup subscription, consider donating the unwanted bags to us. If you buy makeup at the mall, shop around the times when they give you makeup bags and save those bags for us, it doesn’t matter if it’s Ipsy, Clinique, Sephora, or Estee Lauder, we promise we will put them to good use.

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Mail/drop your donation at 932 Mirror St. Pittsburgh PA 15217