Frances Hallworth, Executive Director of the United Way (left), accepts a cheque for $2000 from CFUW members (from left to right)Heidi Burgess, Anita Robertson and Mary Jane Waszynski

In 2017, CFUW St Catharines  donated $2000 towards the United Way – CFUW Hygiene Kits initiative which will provide kits for women in shelters and those moving out of crisis shelters. Hygiene products are often overlooked as donations to shelters, food banks and other organizations. For women living in poverty, affording every day essentials can be a real challenge, and for women who are experiencing homelessness, it is an even greater challenge.  The United Way Hygiene Kits will respond to some of the need that has been identified in our community.  The hygiene kits will include: shampoo, conditioner, soap, wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and other miscellaneous hygiene items. All members are invited to attend packing parties to assemble the hygiene kits. Karen MacKay, Heidi Burgess and Anita Robertson will organize these parties throughout the year.  If you are interested in assisting, please contact Anita or sign up at the September meeting. Contact Anita Robertson