Club Service Projects
At the District 4 Conference held in September 2009, the membership voted to assemble and distribute birthing kits.
Our Club alone has assembled over 2000 kits.
What is in a birthing kit?
Did you know these facts?
- 120 million women give birth every year.
- 86% deliver in developing countries.
- 60 million of these are women who either don’t have the assistance of a traditional birth attendant or no assistance at all.
- Half a million women die annually in childbirth, many from infection, tetanus and other complications.
- For every woman who dies in childbirth, around another 30 women (15 million) incur injuries and infections, many of which are disabling, embarrassing and lifelong.
Passage House Shelter
Passage House Shelter, a fifteen-bed domestic violence shelter, serving Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda and Western Niagara County, provides free emergency shelter in a confidential location to individuals who are victims of domestic violence and their children. The shelter is staffed 24/7 and someone is available to respond to the needs of victims of domestic violence and their children any time of the day or night.
The Passage Program provides crisis intervention and counseling services to victims of domestic violence and their children in a safe, secure, comfortable, home-like setting, so that the healing process can begin.
Family and Children's Services of Niagara (Passage House Shelter) http://www.niagarafamily.org/dv_passage.html
What we do
Our club supports Passage House Shelter in numerous ways. We collect items at our monthly meetings such as personal care items, household items and gift cards to name a few. We provide a monetary donation of $500.00 per year to help with the cost of this important service to women escaping domestic violence in our community. We have provided support to the shelter since it was first implemented (we have member that assisted with the painting!) In 2015 were recognized by Family and Children's Service of Niagara and awarded the "Passage House Donor Award"
What we do
Our club has worked in the soup kitchen. We have also collected toiletries
Other Recent Local Service Projects
Carolyn's House http://www.ywcaniagarafrontier.org/carolyns-house/
Dream It Do It WNY http://www.didiwny.com/
Opportunities Unlimited - Gift Wrapping Booth at the Niagara Fashion Outlet Mall http://www.opportunitiesunlimited.org/
Community Mission - Sponsored a mother and 3 children for Christmas Community Missions