As women we tend to collect tons of products that we use once or not even at all. These products sit on our shelves or in our drawers and then eventually expire. As naturalatistas Fedorah better known as Named After A Hat and I have definitely aquired more than our fair share of products. One day we thought "Why not donate all of these products instead of letting them go to waste" and that is how Project: Product Rescue came to be.
On November 21st, we gathered with other naturalistas in Harlem, NY for our #Frogiving event.
We had a panel of 4 amazing women Stephanie @healthyhairtotoe, Michelle @bcurls.michelle, Edgy @curly.edgy and Tanya @clothesconscience who discussed topics ranging from healthy hair to relationships.
Attendees enjoyed product swapping, food catered by Chef Jeff Catering, Henna by the beautiful Hennadready, holiday shopping with Why Not Jewelry and Apple Butter Boutique and of course lots of giveaways. However the best part of the evening was seeing all the items that were donated. Attendees adorned our collection tables with new and gently used hair products, tool, accessories as well as canned goods. We collected over 250 items from attendees and 800 products from our brand sponsors!
The following day Fedorah and I came together with the women from the shelters to distributed the collected items. We divided all of the products into 50 large bags filled with products and canned goods.
There was a reading corner for the children while we laughed and educated mothers, sisters, daughters and grandmothers on health hair practices and how to use the products they received. The gratitude in their smiles and joy in their smiles were unmatched. It was amazing. Some of the women were unable to come so Fedorah and I delivered the left over donations the following week.
We sometimes take for granted how blessed we are to be able to readily afford the products that we use. It was a an amazing experience to bless those who don't have that same opportunity. Thank you to everyone who came out an suported us. It was a great event and we are looking forward to the next!
A VERYYYYY special thank you to all of our sponsors for your gracious donations:
Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils
Camielle Rose Naturals
Dark and Lovely
Joire's Spa & Studio
O So Curly
Tropic Isle Living
True by Made Beautiful
Uncle Funky's Daughter
Check out the recap video!!