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Fill a Handbag for REAL


“You can’t have too many bags!”  

This year at Real we are delighted to support Kerith Social Justice, as we “fill a handbag”.

We all have our own “handbag essentials” – perhaps your’s include a mirror; some handcream and a pretty notebook? We’ve compiled a list of 10 items to fill a handbag. The gifts will then be presented beautifully and given to those women connected with our community that we feel really need blessing. Women are renowned for putting their families before themselves, and buying things for themselves last, if at all.
The lovely handbag treats that you buy will help us to show love to women who are facing struggles, communicating to them that they are not on their own.

So, if you are shopping today or this week, please would you also buy something(s) from this list?
-Fold-up Shopping Bag
-Notebook
-Pens
-Small umbrella
-Lip Balm
-Emery Board
-Compact
-Hand Cream
-Body Spray
-Mints/Sweets

Bring them along with you when you come to REAL next Friday evening.


Once we're at REAL next week we have an additional way to bless these women!
At Kerith reception, you can purchase £5 gift vouchers that the lovely ladies will be able to redeem for a pedicure, manicure, facial or cut and blow dry at the local college beauty salon! This is such a great treat - and at an amazing price!

You can find out more information about the various ministries within Kerith Social Justice here. And if you're doing a food shop today, could you add something for Foodbank to your basket please - and bring it into Kerith tomorrow.

  "through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." (taken from 2 Corinthians 9)


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