While schools were closed for Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day, some of our Cabrini Kids gave up their holiday to help with a Giving Back Program at Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY. Thanks to a grant from the St. Faith’s House Foundation, our Kids made 100 packets of toiletries which will be donated to The Pantry in Verplanck, NY. The Pantry, which has a food pantry, also works one on one with women to help them get needed services.
The program was organized by our Social Work Intern, Sarah Flaherty, a senior at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. She also involved the Social Work Club at Iona College. The college students made 100 cards of support which were put into the packets. In addition to the card, each packet had shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tissues, Chap Stick, body wash, a facial mask sheet, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a comb and a pair of socks. A special thank you to Tom Costello, from The Joy of Sox in Radnor and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, for donating 100 pairs of socks!
Our Cabrini Kids all said that they felt great knowing that they were able to help others. They learned about The Pantry and their different services. They are looking forward to our next Giving Back Program and being able to help more people who are in need.