The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a group of Greenwich teens has been doing their part to raise awareness of this important issue. The middle and high school students, who are part of the JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee, is partnering with two organizations that provide services to victims of domestic abuse: the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and YWCA Greenwich Domestic Abuse Services.
Toiletries collected during this month-long drive will be packaged into emergency shelter bags and given to women and children who are seeking refuge from abusive relationships. When victims are leaving their homes, these small necessities become expensive and burdensome. The relief of having these items can really make a difference in their lives. Suggestions for new, full size products include:
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Shampoo
Conditioner
Deodorant
Body wash
Face wash
Face wipes
Baby powder
Lotion
Razors
Brushes
Combs
Pads/tampons
Hair things – ties, headbands
Other Optional Items
Make up
Nail polish
Polish remover
Water bottles
Band aids
Neosporin
Kind bar/ granola bar/ snack packs
Diapers
Baby wipes
Other baby supplies
Items can be dropped off at JCC Greenwich, One Holly Hill Lane until the end of October.
The Teen Action Committee meets monthly during the school year to help plan and organize community service projects for middle and high School students in Greenwich. For more information and to join, contact Leah Schechter at 203-552-1818 or leah@jccgreenwich.org.
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