Give and Makeup – an important update

Hi Everyone,

Please excuse the change of content for today, but I really need to update some information for Give and Makeup. I spent time with the team at Refuge today and there are a few issues that I have clarified/updated on the dedicated Give and Makeup here: but in short they are:

  • Postal charges. None of the addresses are freepost addresses. We have had a lot of parcels sent recently with either insufficient or in some cases, no postage. The team at Refuge have been picking up the slack out of their own pockets, in some cases large boxes have been sent incurring charges upwards of £40.00. Going forward, any parcels sent with insufficient postage will either be returned to sender, or if that is not possible, destroyed by the post office in their usual manner. Please check your postage is correct before you send.
  • Dirty/really old underwear. Good quality second-hand is fine (and much appreciated), but dirty, really old underwear is not needed. Seriously. Thank you. 
  • Lipsticks. Please remember that lipsticks need to be nearly new or new, not almost finished or sent with a broken bullet.

We have exciting things happening with Give and Makeup in the next month, including the shoebox campaign, and we are so, so grateful for all your support, and thank you in advance for taking these things into consideration.