How Your Hotel Toiletries Can Help Others

So you’ve just checked in to your hotel, you’ve found your room and when you step through the door one of the first things you do is check out the free bathroom products. Who’s with me?

Now even though I don’t use the complimentary products, as I have my favourite organic brands that I always take with me when I travel, I still make sure to always collect them from my stays.

Every day when the products have been re stocked, I remove them from the bathroom and place them in my bag. After I’ve been on a few trips and have assembled a bag full of products, I take them my local woman’s shelter and donate them.

The majority of women and children who go to shelters often arrive at night and haven’t had enough time to pack a bag or to grab the basics with them like a toothbrush. So having these items on hand helps the shelters to provide them with necessities, making their stay a bit more manageable.

A lot of shelters rely on the generosity of the public to run, so even a small donation such as toiletries can make a huge impact.

It is a little extra weight that I carry in my bag on the trip home, but it’s absolutely worth it when I think about the people these items go to help.

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16 thoughts on “How Your Hotel Toiletries Can Help Others

  1. swtliving says:

    This is a great and sweet idea! Sadly, I’ve never thought of it this way before. Now when I see the toiletries, I’ll think of this. Thank you!!

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  2. thelifeofasolivagant says:

    My parents actually collect these at parties they throw at home (along with full bottles if people don’t have hotel size ones) to donate to the women’s shelters in Toronto every summer, instead of people bringing bottles of wine or anything else. I love it. Whenever I stay in hotels I make sure I do the same 🙂

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  3. Kat (@krasf) says:

    This is such an awesome idea! I never really use the hotel toileteries anyway. Who can wash long hair with those tiny shampoo bottles? Seriously! It’s great to be able to give to people who need things like that.

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