Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy
Summary: Provide funding to aide Homeless Pregnant Women's Shelter with food, baby clothing, and other necessities in Staten Island New York.
The Mid-Island Rotary of Staten Island would like to provide funding in the form of baby clothing, food, and other necessary supplies to "The Good Council" organization whom provides shelter to eight homeless pregnant women and women with small children under five years of age who have nowhere else to turn. The shelter helps these homeless mothers and their young children through various programs which includes education on child rearing and care, literacy, nutrition, preparing for job interviews & career placement, social skills, financial budgeting, and more. Rotarians can volunteer and share their expertise in these areas and other pertinent fields; or help through providing baby/children's clothing, baby/child supplies (for example: pampers, bibs, blankets, baby food, formula, etc.) and/or clothing for the mothers. Household items are also appreciated for those women who are lucky enough to find a permanent home. Assistance with childcare is also a major needed. This project request and funding provided will be able to help meet the emergent needs of these women and their children through the funds and items gathered (food and clothing for the children) and volunteers to help provide education in some of the areas mentioned above: financial budgeting, nutrition, job interview skills. This project is open for the next 180-days.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".