Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY, held a Giving Back Program to help benefit ‘First to Heal,’ a new organization that assists women who are victims of domestic violence and their minor children.
We are so grateful to the St. Faith’s House Foundation for their grant, which allows us to purchase the needed toiletries. We had some of our Cabrini Kids, who are now in high school, return to help with the project as well as some of our current Kids. They were so willing and eager to help fill 100 bags with the different toiletries. We filled the bags with shampoo, conditioner, a comb, a toothbrush and toothpaste, body wash, deodorant and Chap Stick.
A special thank you to Tom Costello, from The Joy of Sox in Pennsylvania. He sent us 100 pairs of socks which we were also able to add to our packets. In addition, a special card was added to the bag which had a positive message such as, “You are beautiful inside and out” “Courage is gorgeous.”
The program was organized by our Social Work Intern, Sarah Flaherty, a senior at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. We are so grateful to all who gave of their time to help so many people.