Neighbors Donate Feminine Hygiene Products Organized by The Community Chest
Since its founding in 1933, nearly 90 years ago, The Community Chest of eastern Bergen County continues to support and respond to the needs of the community. Samma Faragalla, a student at Dwight Morrow High School and a recipient of a Community Chest 2022 Young Women's Leadership award, raised awareness of the critical need for women's personal hygiene products. The Community Chest responded by mobilizing its network of nonprofit agencies and neighborhoods to provide these supplies to young women.
The Community Chest worked with Faragalla who is also the founder and president of the Dwight Morrow High School Young Ladies' Empowerment Club, a group committed to addressing issues of importance to high school-aged women. The Chest and the Empowerment Club, along with club advisor Vanessa Castro, initiated a project to address the issue. Through this initiative, they were able to donate a large supply of feminine hygiene products and distribute it to students at Dwight Morrow High School and to participants at the West Side Infant and Teen Parenting Program and the Center for Hope and Safety.
"We mobilized volunteers from the Temple Sinai of Bergen County Sisterhood, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, and the Young Ladies Empowerment Club to help with this important project. By working together in partnership with these organizations, The Chest helped to address a critical need in our community," explained Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County.
To learn more about The Community Chest, visit thecommunitychestebc.org.
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