Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY, held another Giving Back Program. The packets of toiletries, etc. will be donated to WestHELP Homeless Shelter in Mt. Vernon, NY. WestHELP provides transitional housing for families with children.
Once again, we are grateful to the St. Faith’s House Foundation for their grant, which allows us to purchase the needed toiletries. Some of our Cabrini Kids assisted in making 100 packets for the Shelter. The bags were filled with shampoo, conditioner, a comb, a toothbrush and toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, Chap Stick, tissues, nail file, Band-Aids and hand sanitizer. We also included a Pop Fidget bracelet for the children. In addition, a special card was added to the bag which had a positive message such as, “Stay strong” and “Sending smiles and hugs.”
A special thank you to Tom Costello, from The Joy of Sox in Pennsylvania. He not only sent us 100 pairs of socks for adults but an additional 100 pairs of socks for children. What a blessing it is for a homeless person to get a pair of socks!
The program was organized by our Social Work Intern, Sarah Flaherty, a senior at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. Thank you to all who helped to make the lives of some homeless families better. It is such a great feeling to help someone in need.