Help put a smile in her heart: Mother’s Day Boxes

Mother’s Day Boxes 2016

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The pleasure of an unexpected gift

The delight of self-renewal

The buoyancy of feeling fresh and lovely

Kissed with a smile of a child

Creating Mother’s Day boxes is a favourite annual Lioness project.  In 2006 Lioness Lynne became aware of an agency which gave boxes to kids so that they would have something to give their mom on Mother’s Day. She brought the idea to the Victoria Chinatown Lioness who embraced it wholeheartedly.

When Lioness Michelle joined Victoria Chinatown Lioness, she project and its story . When she assumed leadership of the project, she incorporated the idea of plain white Chinese take-out containers that kids could decorate before giving to their moms.  Michelle’s vision was to fill the boxes with cosmetics, and give the boxes to women who might not have enough money to spend on cosmetics, or had escaped a situation where they were not able to take much with them.  Michelle felt that nice toiletries could help women in need and distress, feel a little more normalized. The hope was, and is, to give the women a small gift that might help them feel good about themselves, and go out into the world with increased confidence.  A small positive step forward.

 

compliments of HulloSam.com

compliments of HulloSam.com

Each year Lioness save and collect toiletry items with the help of our friends. We gather together a couple of weeks before Mother’s Day, this year April 24,  to sort items, line the boxes with colourful tissue paper and fill them with cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries and essentials.

 

 

Over two hundred boxes are delivered to the Single Parent Resource Center,  Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women. The children associated with Bridges Women get to select one of the boxes  to give to their mothers on Mothers day.

More boxes are always requested.

Please help us, this year and every year. Save and donate your unused, new makeup samples and toiletries. Consider snapping up deals on essentials to pass on to our project. We would greatly appreciate references for business donations. Help us to put a smile in hearts of our sisters in need.

 

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March Momentum : Mothers Day, New Board Members, Facebook and more

MOTHER’S DAY BOXES

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Our 2015 boxes full of Mothers Day take out gift boxes .

One of our very favourite projects are the  Mother’s Day gift boxes. Each year we prepare over 200 beautified Chinese take out boxes and fill them to the brim  with new toiletries.We deliver them to the Single Parent Resource Center,  Victoria Women’s Transition House and Bridges for Women

The children associated with Bridges Women get to select one of the boxes  to give to their mothers on Mothers day.Extra Lovely.

We greatly appreciate all donations, or leads , for perfume and beauty product samples. Contact any Victoria Chinatown Lioness if you have items to donate.

RECYCLE YOUR OLD EYE GLASSES 

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We are again collecting used eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight 

Contact any Lioness or Lion.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

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We celebrate

President elect Annette Quan

and her new board for 2016-2017  ,  elected March 14.

CHINATOWN TOURS

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An exuberant thank you from the latest tour from a local elementary school

NEW FACE BOOK PAGE

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LIONESS 25 th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

coming this fall!

More information to follow.