Filling a need Natasha Barber, organizer of the Fill A Purse Campaign, with some of the products sought for donations. New and lightly used purses are filled with items like shampoos, conditioners, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lib balm, gloves, hats, nail files, make up, wipes, tissues, Band-Aids, first aid, non-perishable food and other comfort items and given out to women in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Barber says that feminine sanitary items are greatly needed for the campaign because they are expensive and hard to come by for people who can’t afford them. Last year, 100 purses were handed out and Barber would like match that amount this year as well. Donations can be made to Alouette Addictions Services at No. 106 – 22838 Lougheed Highway. The deadline is Dec. 15. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Fill a purse, help someone in need

The holiday campaign helps women in need in Maple Ridge

The Holiday Fill A Purse Campaign will be wrapping up at the end of this week.

New and lightly used purses are filled with items like shampoos, conditioners, bodywash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lib balm, gloves, hats, nail files, make up, wipes, tissues, Band-aids, first aid, non-perishable food and other comfort items and given out to women in need in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

“I have seen it done online. I’ve see it on Pintrest and other places that have done it and because we have so many people and women in need in the community we thought it would be a good thing,” said this years organizer Natasha Barber.

Barber says that feminine sanitary items are greatly needed for the campaign because they are expensive and hard to come by for people who can’t afford them.

Last year 100 purses were handed out and Barber would like match that amount this year as well.

Donations can be made to Alouette Addictions Services at 106-22838 Lougheed Highway.

The deadline is Dec. 15.

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