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Rake Up the Makeup 2015

Hey there, sweets!

Take up
I’ve mentioned a time or two (or a thousand times). I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder.

Last year I cleaned out my drawers and was shocked by the amount of unused makeup lying around. 
Lipsticks that were too dark for my skin tone, eyeshadow that was a little too bold for my taste, Ipsy items I knew I’d never use… You get the drift.

It was good quality stuff, but I knew I was never going to use it and wasn’t quite sure what to do.

Enter No Boundaries.

No Boundaries provides a plethora of services around the globe. One of their focuses centers around ending human trafficking.

Do you know just how prevalent trafficking is right here in the US?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked annually across international borders worldwide and about half of these victims are younger than 18 (U.S. Department of State, 2005, 2006, 2007). Additionally, the U.S. State Department estimats that 80 percent of internationally trafficked victims are female and 70 percent are trafficked into the sex industry (U.S. Department of State, 2005).

Heartbreaking.

Here in Oklahoma, No Boundaries plays a major role in working to end trafficking right here in my backyard.

Most of these ladies have so little self-esteem after the things they have seen and experienced. No one buys them anything or does anything nice for them, and I pray they begin to see their value, and their value in God’s eyes too.

There’s lots of ways to get involved, but if you take a look here, there’s a need for help that’s right up so many women’s alleys.

It literally lists lip gloss.

I love that!

Real life.

They ask for all the goodies we already have lying around or can get with a quick trip to the drug store!

These basic items are constantly needed, and that’s where we come in.

Last year, with the help of some of you, we were able to put together 20 goody bags of not only our unused makeup and samples, but things like warm socks and gloves, Bible tracts, hand sanitizer, hair ties, small hard candy, and prepackaged snacks.

Giveaway

It was so small and simple. So easy and inexpensive. Yet, I can only imagine the smile it put on those scared girls’ faces.

I want to get involved again this year too, so during the next two weeks I am going to take collections for all new and barely used (and barely as in you bought it and realized it didn’t work) makeup & goodies from all my girlfriends.

Like last year, I’m going to then put together gift bags with our makeup, as well as the items listed above (hard candy, sanitizer, small lotions, hair ties, etc.).

Giveaway

Last year I literally only spent about $15 at the Dollar Tree and Walmart for small fillers for the bag. You guys did such a good job of filling them up without needing much else.

I’d love to match the amount of bags from last year, and hopefully make some more too!

Giveaway

I realize collecting all the makeup you’ll never use will require a trip to the post office and will cost you some money to send, but I can promise you it will be well worth it. I also have a feeling you’ll end up being blessed in return.

So, please take a moment to really think about doing this for these girls.

If you’re like me, you’re pretty darn blessed. You also probably have a drawer filled of never used stuff you “might want to try” one day (and never will).
I’m going to be posting multiple reminders back to the rest of post the month.

I urge you to really think about sending stuff my way. it will only take 30 minutes and probably less than $10, and I cannot convey you the difference it will make in this organization’s ability to use these resources, not to mention the difference it will make in the girl’s life who receives them.

I love you guys so much, and am so thankful for each of you who reads, lurks, comments, whatever! I’m thankful.

Leave a note in the Share the Love section if you’re in, and I’ll email you the details.

Let’s do something nice. I know it’s small, but it’s not- I assure you.

Grab your friends, sisters, mom’s, church ladies. They all have lots of this stuff too, right?
Let’s do this. 💅💄💗

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