Growing Dignity in Greenwich
UJA-JCC Greenwich donated ‘100 Dignity Packs’ to Neighbor to Neighbor in Greenwich for distribution to those in need in our community. Responding to the fact that a lack of menstrual supplies and other hygiene products can negatively affect a person’s quality of life, making it difficult or even impossible to do things we often take for granted, like attending school or going to work, each zippered bag contains menstrual products and toiletries, including soap, shampoo, toothpaste and a toothbrush.
CEO Pam Ehrenkranz said, “A core Jewish value is human dignity, and this effort epitomizes how we enact that value within our own community.” Spearheaded locally by Women’s Philanthropy board members Margie Black, Stephanie Esquenazi, Andi Fern and Bryanna Kallman, this project was created by the women of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Dignity Grows has been on UJA-JCC’s radar prior to the pandemic — and there is no better time than now to bring this to the Greenwich community.
A new recipient agency will be chosen for the September distribution. The project is funded through individual donations to UJA-JCC and those who want to help can donate at: ujajcc.org