Women United Collects Over $6000 in Hygiene Products for Local Schools

Sanborn, New York, 12/5/23 – Women United of Greater Niagara, an affiliate of United Way of Greater Niagara, concluded its Annual Personal Hygiene Drive this week. The 2023 drive helped establish and fill Personal Hygiene closets in every school district in Niagara County and across the Tonawandas.

School districts with existing hygiene closets were stocked and refilled, while those who had not yet created one for students, now have the items necessary to join in Women United’s ongoing mission to improve lives and build a better future for the Greater Niagara Region.

Students now have access to free hygiene items in Barker, Lewiston-Porter, Lockport, Newfane, Niagara Falls, Niagara-Wheatfield, North Tonawanda, Royalton-Hartland, Starpoint, Tonawanda, and Wilson School Districts.

Women United of Greater Niagara volunteers, led by President Joanne Beaton, collected, sorted, and packed 40 boxes for distribution to local area schools for students in need. These donations have been valued at over $6,000 dollars.

Women United President, Joanne Beaton (left) is pictured with school counselor Allison Finitz (right) after delivering some of the collected donations to Barker Central schools Care Closet, recently featured on WKBW Channel 7.

Special thanks to all of the local businesses and agencies that served as collection points for this year’s drive, including: United Way of Greater Niagara, Niagara University’s Levesque Institute, ChrisFit Personal Training, Salon Diaz, M&T Bank, Northwest Bank, and the Lockport Family YMCA.

Learn more about Women United of Greater Niagara’s ongoing effort to support our community and empower women at www.uwgn.org/women-united.


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