Women United of the United Way of Greater Niagara has not let the pandemic slow them down. The group received a small microgrant from the Western New York COVID-19 Fund and has reached out to support the local United Way agencies.
The Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club received sweatpants, sweatshirts and a variety of toys including, coloring books and Barbie dolls.
The Salvation Army of Niagara Falls and Lockport received personal hygiene products to give out to their families. Heart, Love & Soul also received personal hygiene products to distribute to clientele.
For Valentine’s Day, the Boys and Girls Club made Valentines for the seniors at the Dale Association in Lockport and Women United purchased candy bars to give out to the seniors.
“We are so happy to help those in need in our community, especially during this challenging time” said Joanne Beaton, president of Women United.
Women United is always welcoming new members. For those looking to become a member, contact Beaton at [email protected], Connie Brown at [email protected], or call the United Way office at 716-731-4580.