Women United of Greater Niagara’s drive to benefit the women and children of Niagara County has officially wrapped up for the year.
The drive, which began Tuesday, March 15, and ran through the end of April, collected supplies for Lockport’s CareNet Pregnancy Center and the P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Donations of baby bottles, bottle brushes, wipes, diapers, pacifiers, lotion, baby cereal, baby food, formula, clothing and gift cards, as well as handmade crocheted goods donated by Judy Mazuca and Ray Broeker, were collected and dropped off at United Way of Greater Niagara’s main office, located at 6420 Inducon Drive W, Suite B2, Sanborn.
Once all of the donations were collected, volunteers from Women United came together on Monday, May 2, to sort and pack the donations to prepare them for the final step of the process. Rhonda Bivins-Talley, Joanne Beaton, Karen Kwandrans and MaryKay Kirsch spent the morning dividing all of the collected goods between the designated agencies and labeling them for pick-up.
On the morning of Monday, May 9, Cindra Enzinna of Lockport CareNet Pregnancy Center and Eileen Wrobel and Montana Dolly of P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center arrived in Sanborn to pick up all of the donated goods and deliver them across Niagara County to where they are needed most.
A press release noted, “Women United of Greater Niagara would like to thank everyone who donated or volunteered their time in support of this worthy cause. This drive would have been impossible without your support.
“As always, Women United of Greater Niagara will continue to endeavor to inspire and bring value to local women by working to improve lives and build a better future for the Greater Niagara community.”
Women United is a global growing network of over 70,000 women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity for everyone. This group of women aims to address the most critical needs in 145 local communities across the U.S., and has collectively raised more than $1 billion in the past 12 years.
Those interested in becoming a member of Women United of Greater Niagara can call the United Way at 716-731-4580.
Judy Mazuca and Ray Broeker generously donated handmade crocheted goods.
Women United volunteers Rhonda Bivins-Talley, Joanne Beaton, Karen Kwandrans and MaryKay Kirsch.
UWGN President Connie Brown with Cindra Enzinna from Lockport CareNet Pregnancy Center, and Joanne Beaton.