Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Handbag Project continued

When I last posted about The Handbag Project for rape survivors (brought to my attention by blogger friend Damaria Senne), I was in the throes of revisions and put my contribution on hold. You can read more about this inspiring project at The Jes Foord Foundation. Now my revisions are finished and I've rejoined the real world, I've made up my handbag. Here it is:



My bag includes facecloth, handcream, liquid soap, panties, chocolate, tea  tree mints, tea tree handwipes, an earring and necklace set, a fridge magnet with a cute teddy saying "someone special", a lipstick, tissues, a letter of support and sanitary towels. Where I could I chose the colour pink, because in colour therapy pink is the colour of love (including self-love) and compassion; it works on the heart chakra, bringing in peace and emotional healing, all of which will be much needed by a rape survivor.

As I live in Johannesburg and the Foundation is based in Durban, I wrote and asked for an address to courier my handbag too.  The good news is that they are currently working with 5FM radio station to establish a branch in Johannesburg which will have a depot where handbags can be dropped off. Once I have more details, I'll let you know.

7 comments:

Damaria Senne said...

Oh, that is fantastic news. thank you so much for the update! And your handbag looks lovely:-)

Nancy J. Parra said...

This is a fabulous program. I do love your handbag. Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

Judy, you rock! You really do amaze me with all the things you do to make this a better planet. I'm glad to know you!

septembermom said...

What a caring idea. I second Anita: Judy, you do ROCK!!

Claire Robyns said...

Your handbag is stocked with such a lovely balance of things to the body and soul, Judy. I third the others, you ROCK. It's beautiful the way you always make time for others

Davin Malasarn said...

This is an excellent sounding program. You're wonderful to help, Judy!

Judy Croome said...

Oh dear. I can't take any credit for this, it was Damaria who pointed me in the right direction and I just participated. Blogged about it in the hopes of getting more handbags from the local readers! But thanks everyone, your comments much appreciated! :)