We’ve all heard the saying “good things come in small packages” and, if you’ve had the good fortune to travel, either for work, or even better for pleasure, then you’ve probably encountered your fair share of tiny toiletries in hotel bathrooms. These could include shampoos, conditioners, bath gels or hand soaps- everyday items that many of us take for granted.
For our neighbours at the Parkdale Food Centre, these basic toiletries are often luxuries that are not a top priority, particularly when food is scarce, but they are very important for building a positive self image and strengthened self –esteem.
Pack and Go!
If you travel regularly and don’t use these small toiletries during your hotel stay, please consider popping them in your bag and collecting them for our neighbours at The Parkdale Food Centre. It’s a small action in isolation but if we pool our efforts, it can amount to something much bigger.
If you have friends or colleagues who travel regularly, consider inviting them to join us. If you are part of a book club, sports team or other community organization, consider inviting your group to get involved so you can multiply the results. After all, tiny only stays tiny for so long. With a little teamwork and some creativity, we can all make a difference.
The next time you hit the road, think about the “small packages” you can gather to bring some good to a neighbour’s day.