Women United of Greater Niagara’s annual personal hygiene drive has wrapped up for the year. On Wednesday, Woman United volunteers gathered at the United Way office in Sanborn to separate and sort the estimated $5,000 of donated products for distribution to the nine local nonprofit agencies the drive supports.
The drive began Tuesday, Nov. 1, and continued through Friday, Dec. 9. Donations such as feminine hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tissues, toilet paper and hand sanitizer were collected at United Way of Greater Niagara’s main office in Sanborn and at Northwest Bank in Lewiston, as well as at Eastern Niagara Hospital, the Lockport Family YMCA and the Kenan Center in Lockport.
Drive beneficiaries include The Dale Association, Niagara Wheatfield Family Support, First Step Center at Northpointe Council, Youth Mentoring Services, Mental Health Association of Niagara County, North Tonawanda Food Pantry, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns, Heart Love & Soul, and Immaculata Home.
This year, Women United focused on women’s health and worked to address critical issues impacting the community by collecting goods such as hygiene products for local nonprofits, as well as through holding and sponsoring events like the “Boo Bash” at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA. This drive was part of Women United of Greater Niagara’s ongoing initiative to support the community through service.
A press release said, “Woman United would like to thank everyone who had a hand in making this event a success throughout Niagara County. Over the past few years, the drive has only grown with support from generous community members. Working with members of the community, Women United plans to continue to run drives like this one to support our Greater Niagara community through the struggles we face today as we prepare to strengthen our community for the struggles of tomorrow.”
About United Way of Greater Niagara
At United Way of Greater Niagara, we believe that we live in a vibrant region where all individuals and families can achieve their potential through the support of our community. Our mission is to invest in the programs that focus on building education, income and financial stability, and health and wellness to deliver measurable results, improve the Greater Niagara region today and strengthen it for tomorrow.
About Women United
Women United of Greater Niagara is an influential group of community-minded women who will work with United Way to improve lives and build a better future for the Niagara community. At the same time, they work to inspire and bring value to local women. If you are interested in becoming a member, call the United Way office at 716-731-4580.