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Support Women in Crisis through the Hand-Up HandBags Drive this month

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Leave a Comment

Stapleton Moms recently learned about the Hand-Up HandBags Drive during the month of May that collects stuffed purses and handbags for women who are victims of domestic abuse or homeless, mostly mothers, to help give them a hand up. To learn more about this fantastic program, visit the event page or check out their press release below.

Please help with this marvelous effort!

Local organizations The Family Tree and The Family Room announced the launch of Hand-Up HandBags: Purses With a Purpose to collect gently used or new purses and handbags stuffed with toiletries, books and personal items. The bags will be donated to The Family Tree program participants, typically mothers homeless due to domestic violence.

The program runs through the end of May to celebrate mothers throughout the month and in honor of Mother’s Day. Most needed and desired items include:
  • 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

Purses can be dropped off at several locations:

Drop-Off Times
The Family Room (Patience Bleskan)
6279 W 38th Ave #1
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
10am - 2pm
Monday - Saturday
The Sol Shine
(Dannie Huggins)
1501 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
11am - 5pm
Every Day, Monday - Sunday
Second Star to the Right
4353 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
10am - 4:30pm
Every Day, Monday - Sunday
Treasure Trunk Thrift Store
5892 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80212
Every Day, Monday - Sunday
Bon Bon Salon (in Phenix Suites)
10160 W. 50th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Call Ahead
Essence Laser & Wellness Center
4855 Ward Road. #300
Wheat Ridge, CO
Call Ahead
Carly's Boutique
7401 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
Call Ahead
The Eli Ashby Healing Arts Center of Arvada
7401 Grandview Ave
Arvada, CO
Call Ahead

About The Family Room:
The Family Room is located at 6279 West 38th Avenue, Suite 1 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The community hub is a spot for parents and parental figures to gather, learn and meet new friends. They offer groups, classes and workshops to support parents from conception to kindergarten, professional development for entrepreneurs in the family industry, wellness classes such as yoga, massage and meditation, and more. Their entire class and workshop roster can be found here.

The Family Room also houses The Family Room Access Organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that seeks to extend inclusivity to all families, no matter their color, size, shape or sex. The nonprofit side is established to bring educational programs to the center and provide low-cost and pro bono services based on availability. Various events and philanthropic activities are announced throughout the year. For more information: www.thefamilyroomdenver.com.

About The Family Tree:
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. Family Tree administers an array of direct services to those affected by these issues including: in-depth and comprehensive case management, emergency residential care, housing and rental assistance, education and employment guidance, crisis hotlines, along with ancillary support to connect clients with vital community-based resources to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Family Tree also operates both a domestic violence crisis line and homelessness hotline.
The Hand Up Bag program supports Family Tree’s Women in Crisis residential facility.  If you or someone you know needs help call the Family Tree Domestic Violence Crisis Line 303-420-6752.