This is a fantastic idea! I have donated makeup and toiletries to these shelters. Now that I have so many bags I don't use, they'd be put to better use by someone in need.If you want to donate your things, most local charities for abused women can really use donations of bags, shoes and clothing for women. A lot of these places are safe havens - places for abused women to "escape" to. Most of the women (and sometimes their children) show up with nothing but the clothes on their backs because they need to leave their homes in a hurry. The donations are given to help these women build a new life for themselves without fear of their abusers. They will usually come pick up the donations because the addresses are not published for the safety of the women and children.