Ask most stylists why they chose hairdressing as a profession and you’ll often be told it was to make their clients look and feel beautiful and confident. How special, then, would it be to extend this feeling to women who have fallen on tough times and are in particular need of this sense of strength.

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Every Little Bit Helps is a unique Australian charity aimed at providing basic toiletry items, as well as something a little special, to people in need.

Welcoming a vast array of product donations in sample sizes, the charity collects anything from shampoos, conditioners, body wash, toothbrushes and combs, with items often being donated from hotel stays to more creative gifts. This includes in-flight amenity kits with unopened socks, earplugs and body products, or cosmetics and make-up samples such as unwanted ‘gift with purchase items’.

The company collects these products from both corporate and personal donations and distributes them to women’s shelters, homeless shelters and youth shelters. Over 45 000 items have been distributed, in two different categories. The Care Packages contain basic amenities and necessary hygiene products, while the Lady Care Packages can include makeup, skincare, perfume samples and more to make these women feel special.

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For Mother’s Day, 150 packages have been distributed to Domestic Violence Shelters for children to give to their mothers – an undoubtedly kind gesture in the midst of their circumstances.

With so many men, women and children currently in need of assistance, the not-for-profit organisation is finding that literally, Every Little Bit Helps.

With this initiative you can show people in need a level of care and support. By providing them with items that are otherwise taken for granted, we can hopefully make their day just a little bit brighter – and isn’t that what being a hairdresser is all about?

For more information visit facebook.com/elbh.co or email icanhelp@elbh.co