Group looking to brighten holidays for other women

A group of local women is once again appealing for donations to help bring a little brightness to women in need during the holidays.

Women Helping Women South Delta is in its sixth year of reaching out to women here at home and in other nearby communities to brighten their day by giving them the gift of something pretty just for them.

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Every year, the group comes together to collect donations of personal items, such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and feminine hygiene products, for women's shelters and transition homes. Aside from providing those everyday essentials, the group also aims to bring a little fun and pampering to women who are going through a rough time, collecting items like nail polish, make up, perfume and

pyjamas - anything new and unopened that will give the gift of pampering to women who can't afford it otherwise.

After donating beauty products to a group serving the women of the Downtown Eastside for a number of years, the local women decided to bring that spirit of giving closer to home.

In 2010, they gathered enough donations to make 52 gift bags for one residential recovery home. Last year, with generous donations from friends,

family and the community, the group was able to deliver more than 560 gift bags to women in various communities throughout the Lower Mainland.

This year, the gift bags will be distributed to women at emergency shelters, second stage housing, residential recovery homes and outreach programs.

Women Helping Women is collecting donations until Dec. 6. Prior to Dec. 6, donations can be dropped off in Ladner at Changes Hair Studio (4889 Delta St.), Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe (4817 Delta St.) or 4400-63A St. In Tsawwassen, donations can be dropped off at Locks 'n Lashes (1513-56th St.). Donations can also be arranged by emailing Pindi Mann at p_ mann@telus.net or Tanya Gaytmenn at gaytmenns@telus.net.

On Dec. 6, donations can be dropped off at Fisherman's Hall (4481 Savoy St., Ladner) before noon.

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