Volunteer & Community Service
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The Winter 2016/17 Toiletries Drive is underway! The Women's Collaborative is collecting donations of travel sized toiletry items to benefit Rosie's Place, a Boston women's shelter. Donations will be accepted until Friday, February 24th any of the drop-of locations listed below. Attendees at the March 1 Women's Collaborative meeting will help bag the donated items for individual use.
Drop off locations for Toiletry Drive
- 129 Lake Street, Room 215
- Campion Hall, 106B
- Conte Forum, 308
- McElroy, 114
- O'Neill Library, 250
- St. Clements, 301B
PB&J Summer Drive: The Women's Collaborative collected donations of Peanut Butter, Journals and Children's Books to benefit Rosie's Place.
In January the Women's Collaborative spearheaded a Winter Essentials Drive for Rosie's Place. On February 4th, members of the steering committee delivered three car loads full of donated essentials to Rosie's. Thank you to the BC community for your generous donations!
Members participated in a couple volunteer initiatives this fall:
1) Walked on the Boston College Healthy You Team for the Walk to Defeat ALS at DCR Carson Beach
2) Collected 4 outfit packs for the VLSC's Cradles to Crayons Christmas giving program
Women's Collaborative 2015 Summer Toiletry Drive to benefit Rosie's Place. More than 150 toiletry kits plus other miscellaneous items were donated to the organization.
Members of the Women's Collaborative had the opportunity to volunteer and serve dinner to the women at Rosie's Place.
Margaret Briand Wolfe, Susan Shea, Rachael Hennessey-Crowell, Sarah Jewell, Laura Bitran, Palmer McAuliff, Adrienne Nussbaum, and Dana Riechman
Margaret Briand Wolfe and Marcia Ryan cheered in the Holiday Spirit by leading the Women's Collaborative Giving Tree effort to benefit Cradles to Crayons. Members of the collaborative donated outfit packs for a little boy and a little girl.
Walking for a Good Cause...
Members of the Women's Collaborative participated in the ALS Association's Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, October 25 at DCR's Carson Beach.
Women's Collaborative Supporting ALS
L-R: Jodi Silton, Monetta Edwards, Leah Koenigsberg and Lorri Edwards
A SUCCESSFUL TOILETRY DRIVE! The Women's Collaborative spearheaded an effort on campus to collect 200 toiletry kits for Rosie's Place (for days guests taking showers). We are happy to announce that we exceeded our goal and collected 250 kits! Thank you to all those who donated!
Members of the Women's Collaborative assemble and count the kits.
Boxes and boxes of toiletry kits!