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Dignity Bags

Dignity Bags are purses or small backpacks filled with necessities and other things that make a woman feel special. HELPIS provides the Dignity bags to the women served by Boston Health Care for the Homeless.  Your gifts and support will help women who have been devastated by poverty, domestic violence, unemployment and low-paying jobs, transition to a safer, more hopeful future with dignity and with items they will need for a fresh start.

Fill the bags with new, unopened toiletries, sanitary/hygiene products, and other items you think a woman might like. Every woman deserves to feel special.

Please reach out to us for more information or to let us know about your volunteer efforts! 

***Additionally, please see our note about the types of donations HELPIS does and does need here. 

Suggestions for the Dignity Bags:
  • Deodorant

  • Soap

  • Tampons and pads

  • Moisturizer (e.g. shea butter)

  • Hand lotion

  • Shampoo & conditioner

  • Journal & pen

  • Brush/comb

  • Hair ties

  • Compact mirror

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Rain poncho/umbrella

  • Tissues

  • Nail clippers/files

  • Makeup

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Face mask

  • Lip balm

  • Hygiene wipes

  • Socks

  • Hair scarf or bandana

  • Gift cards

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If you would like to make one or more of these Dignity Bags, or contribute items so that we can put some together, please let us know.