What We Do
We collaborate with all types of groups and volunteers, beauty editors and personal care manufacturers to fill the bags, including products from our collection. The bags contain everything from shampoo to sanitary products, everything you and I would want and need if we were coming in from the misery of the streets or rescued from other forms of human slavery.
Every purchase through Me & The Girls (meandthegirls.com) helps to buy a Hope Bag that is filled by generous volunteers and distributed through organizations that provide long-term housing and recovery to women and girls that are victims of human trafficking. Each young woman or girl finds a lovely bag on her bed filled with personal care items, a book of inspiration and a handwritten note of encouragement from the woman (or man) who volunteered to fill her personal bag.
Hope Bags are distributed throughout the country where the need is greatest. We distribute the bags through several non-profit organizations based on specific criteria and guidelines. Organizations and safe houses requesting bags must be registered and accredited as non-profit facilities that house and provide recovery and re-entry services for at least 12 months. Girls Are Not For Sale (GEMS), A Home For Dawn, The Vast Organization, The Salvation Army, and The Well are a few of the organizations that we work closely with to provide assistance and support.