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You Are Loved – Kisses for Causes Holiday Drive

Can you believe the holidays are already here?! Hello December, you sure snuck up on us… For many of us fortunate people, the holidays are a time spent with family and friends, sharing laughs and gifts, celebrating traditions old and new; but for some people it’s a challenging time. The events of 2020 have left so many families struggling to put food on the table, let alone presents under a Christmas tree.

In the spirit of giving, I’m grateful to be supporting EmpowHERment through the first-ever Kisses for a Cause “You Are Loved” Holiday Drive! For those that don’t know, Kisses for a Cause is my non-profit initiative that was created to promote the arts and spread positivity through cultural and educational programs, experiences, and community outreach initiatives.

The You Are Loved gift drive focuses on pre-teens and young adults that are in need of some major love & care during the holidays. While donating to children is so important, sometimes those aged 12-19 are unintentionally overlooked.  Beyond the tangible gifts they will receive via donation, the goal of this drive is to remind these young boys and girls of the intangible; to remind them that they are loved all year round.

If you’re interested in donating, please see the list below for items. Join us in spreading love and empowering these special souls!

  • Books
  • Beauty products
  • Personal hygiene productsGames & puzzles
  • Electronics
  • Journals
  • Craft supplies
  • Gift cards: Target, Walmart, Amazon, Visa, Starbucks, etc.
  • Anything you think a 12-19 year old boy or girl would enjoy!

A donation box at the Lipstick Lex Gallery is accepting items up until Thursday, December 10th. Items can be dropped off in-person or shipped. Additional drop-off locations along the suncoast can be found at

EmpowHERment is an amazing organization based in Clearwater, FL with a mission to empower and uplift women through workshops and support services at their community center. While the organization is catered to women, the You Are Loved Holiday Drive will benefit both young women and men!

For more information and drop-off locations please visit

To everyone that has participated, THANK YOU! Your selflessness will make a lasting, positive impact on a young person’s holiday and their life. Thank you!

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