Last year, New Hope worked with the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Dallas to distribute more than 100 gift baskets to women in a battered women’s shelter on Mother’s Day. This year, thanks to participation from the Dallas Bar Association Community Involvement Committee and a growing list of generous individuals, we will triple that number.
There is still time to donate.
The women who will receive these baskets often quickly leave abusive situations with nothing. Our baskets are intended to provide the necessities – a reusable, shower-friendly basket full of useful items, including hotel-sized toiletries, pens and notepads, new wash cloths or plastic loofahs, small packs of tissue, new socks and under garments of all sizes, gently used reading materials, small gift items like bookmarks or puzzle books, inspirational materials, makeup samples, perfumes, and feminine hygiene products. We’ve even received T-shirts, reading glasses, and some jewelry. Those were bonuses we weren’t expecting and are certain to bring smiles to some mom’s faces during a very difficult time.
We still need, so please be creative and don’t hesitate to donate!
(On the PayPal page after you have logged in, there is a link that says “Add special instructions to the seller” where you can specify that you want your donation to go towards Mother’s Day gift baskets.)