Sunday, January 29, 2006

Pantypalooza -- Show You Care With Underwear!

Blogger Mindy has hit upon a great idea to celebrate Valentine's Day in a way that helps women in your community who need some loving care: Pantypalooza.

Here's how it works:

Identify an agency in your community that assists women in crisis situations -- your local women's shelter, food/household-goods bank, homeless shelter, etc.

Go shopping. Buy some women's underwear (remember, many women fleeing abusive situations or who find themself homeless are lucky to have a change of clothing). Or, alternately, buy some pampering, civilizing comfort items for women -- soaps, lotions, grooming products and the like.

On or around Valentine's Day, take your purchases to the agency of your choice -- maybe with a valentine to let the women there know that someone is thinking about them.

Let's make this a phenomenon. Please share this idea with the people you work with, the people you worship with, your circles of friends and acquaintances. Wouldn't it be kewl if mystified social-services agencies across the globe suddenly began receiving unsolicited packages of undies and personal-care items, with a big "WE LOVE YOU" message to the women they serve?

Thanks to Mindy for this delightful plot. Hey, I might actually enjoy Valentine's Day this year!

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RevHRod said...

Having volunteered in a homeless shelter for a number of years, I have found that there are a lot of inexpensive extras that can mean a lot.

sturdy socks and underwear - think cotton and durable

Sample or travel sized make up products

scented lotions

the give away tote bags that make up comes in from nice stores

Cathy said...

Great idea! Perhaps if we all bought them in the size we wear, they would have a diversity of sizes!

Sarah Clark said...

As a former social services caseworker, this is an AWESOME idea... :-)

Closed said...

What a great idea. I don't know much about women's underwear. Any tips?

LutheranChik said...

Well, *C, sadly, I am probably not as on the cutting edge of women's unmentionables as I should be, LOL...but my advice would be to go for products with comfort/hygienic superiority/ease in washing (all cotton, IMHO), but with enough aesthetic appeal that they don't look as if they've been issued by the Glorious People's Republic Women's Underwear Factory Number 3.;-) Haines and such like have cotton briefs that are pretty basic but come in a variety of colors and cuts (high cut vs. regular). The multi-packs give you more product for your buck.