For our monthly collection in September, the Women’s Club of Caldwell collected New and Gently Used Bras for Free the Girls at both the Caldwell and West Caldwell Public Libraries. Free the Girls helps women rescued from sex trafficking reintegrate into their communities. Survivors of sex trafficking can earn a safe income selling bras in the second-hand marketplace. The second-hand clothing market is a thriving industry in many countries around the world. By receiving a starting inventory from Free The Girls, the women can begin their business and become an entrepreneur in their communities. This income allows them a safe economic opportunity, and for many of the women, it provides not only for themselves but their children as well! In this country, bras tend to be an item that many women have sitting in drawers for a long time un-touched. Maybe you have one or a few in your drawer that you don’t wear you can donate? Thank you for your support of this service project!
During the month of August, the WCC had a collection box in the Caldwell and the West Caldwell public libraries to support CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocates).
• Adult coloring books and colored pencils.
• Children coloring books and crayons
• craft supplies
All donations were greatly appreciated
October is anti bulling month. WCC is supporting Lion’s Brand Yarns campaign to help stop bulling in our schools.
We collected 72 handmade blue hats for the anti bullying campaign to take place in schools in October.
Phyllis Kent along with other master gardeners from our club, created and maintain this beautiful garden. She also regularly engages with students in interactive educational experiences.
Diane Néstor McMahon, president of WCC with Marla Higgenbotham, executive director of CASA of Union. Members of the Liberty District collected over 150 beach towels for the children to use at summer camp.