Organizers of Women United of Greater Niagara’s personal hygiene drive, which ran throughout the month of November, said the initiative was a great success. They collected goods, including feminine hygiene products, deodorant, tissues, shampoo and lotion, which will be donated to support local agencies including Northpoint Council’s First Step Center; Niagara Wheatfield’s Caring Closet; Heart, Love & Soul; Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Center for Teen Moms and Kids; Salvation Army of Tonawanda; Salvation Army of Niagara Falls; Pinnacle Community Services; YWCA’s Carolyn’s House; Youth Mentoring Services; and Immaculata Home.
Donations were collected by Women United members and nursing students at D’Youville College. Other collection sites and/or places that supplied large donations of both personal hygiene supplies and tote bags used to organize the products at the end of the drive, included BankOnBuffalo, Maple Avenue School, Salon Diaz, Northwest Bank and National Grid.
Women United of Greater Niagara is a group of community-minded women who work with United Way of Greater Niagara to improve lives and build a better future for the Niagara community. At the same time, the group strives to be inspiring and bring value to women. Those interested in becoming a member can call the United Way office at 716-731-4580.