#We? Vision is back with Bags of Hope

2017-08-17 06:06

There are so many phenomenal women with whom we share our daily lives – our mothers, wives, children, neighbours, best friends – most of them anchors who help steer our lives with steadfast care and love.

With August being Women’s Month, we at City Vision and our sister publications (People’s Post and Tygerburger ) wish to honour the women in our lives by honouring those women who have experienced and beaten the worst of life’s hardships and ills, emerging as survivors, proud and dignified.

Please help us to help restore a little of this dignity as we once again embark on a special monthly campaign by providing Bags of Hope – literally, handbags filled with all the essentials a rape or abuse survivor might need.

Two years ago the Chill Room in our offices was filled to the brim with these Bags of Hope, which contained everything from bras and panties to sanitary pads, perfume and talc, washcloths and soap, toothpaste and chocolates. In some cases, the bags contained a handwritten note wishing the receiver well on her journey to recovery and a life outside of abuse and violence.

We are hoping to recreate this female pantry and be able to donate all the items we receive to a charity of our readers’ choosing.

For this, we are once more calling for help from our loyal readers – those caring people who have supported our monthly campaigns so faithfully since the beginning of the year.

So, if you have a handbag or two and the means to fill it with what you would have appreciated were you a recipient yourself, please bring it to our offices. We will ensure it goes to a place where it will bring light and joy amid pain and suffering.

V Donate, and nominate your charity at cityvision@wpnewspapers.co.za

V Delivery is on the third floor of the Bloemhof Building at 112 Edward Street, and at Vangate Mall.

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