Where to Donate Your Makeup
If you are looking to get rid of the clutter under your bathroom cabinet, start by donating your free samples and unopened beauty products to women in need. In addition to gaining good karma, giving away your old makeup is tax deductible (just dont forget to get a receipt as an official record of your donation)! Check out these organizations if you're looking to do a cosmetics overhaul.
Dress for Success: This non-profit organization prepares less-fortunate ladies for job interviews by providing professional attire and career training courses. The group accepts unopened products, business suits, shoes, and jewelry. Your stash of unused Clinique samples may help someone land her dream career. dressforsuccess.org
Beauty Bus Foundation: There is no better medicine than a mini makeover! This charity enlists beauty professionals to visit homes and hospitals to spruce up the lives (and appearance) of the terminally ill as well as their caregivers. Beauty Bus also compiles gift bags of goodies for the sick. Send in your favorite neon nail color to brighten up a patients day. beautybus.org
Donate My Dress: Allow a teenage girl to be the belle of the ball. Many non-profits that facilitate the donation of prom dresses also accept makeup and beauty services. Every teenage girl needs the perfect eyeshadow to match her tulle on the big night. Locate an organization near you at donatemydress.org.
Womens Shelter: If you need a place to deposit your old makeup, look no further than your local womens shelter. Centers that specialize in the care of homeless and abused women are willing to accept a little cheer in the form of a half-full bottle of your favorite fragrance.
To show your support of women need, click here to post a customized button on your Facebook wall. Who knows, you might even encourage a friend to give back, too!
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