Some students at KENT School of Social Work are organizing a Toiletry Drive to benefit the House of Ruth, there is a drop off box in the WGST department office. Read the e-mail below for more information!
University of Louisville Feminist Alliance
Hello U of L Community,
We are organizing a toiletry drive to benefit House of Ruth. House of Ruth is a local nonprofit organization that provides support services to individuals with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis and their families. House of Ruth offers a wide variety of community based, client centered services ranging from summer camps for children to housing assistance. According to the House of Ruth website, in 1993, the agency served 8 families; in 2011, the agency served over 700 families.
House of Ruth is providing invaluable services to community members living with HIV/AIDS, and the need for services is increasing. Our goal is to help House of Ruth meet increasing needs for services by collecting toiletries which will be used by residents of House of Ruth housing units. We believe that this community based agency needs community support. Supporting this toiletry drive is a great way to show how much you care about our community and individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
For more information please visit: http://www.houseofruth.net/
Please visit this link to find out about volunteer opportunities, including an upcoming House of Ruth Halloween Party: http://www.houseofruth.net/event-calendar/
v Ethnic hair products
v Feminine hygiene products
v Toilet tissue
v Shaving cream/gel
Donation Schedule is as follows:
Dates and Classes
Donations will be collected in
Dr. Moore’s class and Dr. Barber’s class
October 21st ,28th, November 4th, and November 11th
Donations will be collected in Dr. Miller’s class
October 22nd, 29th, and November 2nd, and 9th
Donations will be collected in Dr. Barber’s class
October 26th, November 2nd, and Novemer 9th
v We will also have donation boxes placed in Stevenson (3rd floor WGST office), Oppenheimer (near entryway/front desk), and the Arts and Sciences Advising (near front desk).
Please feel free to share our attached flyer and forward this e-mail. Your support means a lot to us!
Abby Link, Alex Mobley, Lori Hibbs, Treva Camp, and Sarah Slates
If you have any question please feel free to contact us via e-mail