Montclair High School seniors Maya Newman (left) and Stephanie Hayes (right) embarked on a project to provide health packets to help women in need as part of a senior project. Through their fundraising efforts outside of CVS in Montclair, they were able to collect money to purchase items to donate. On Monday, June 15, they delivered 90 health packets to Patty Kremen (center), Career Services Manager at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women, to be distributed to clients in need. The packets include basic necessities such as shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush kits and feminine hygiene products.
The NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a resource for women focusing on growth and self-improvement. The Center offers workshops on a variety of topics, computer classes, financial and legal guidance, career services and peer support. Clients of the Center are learning skills to enter or re-enter the workforce, finding encouragement to cope with new or unexpected life situations, gaining the confidence to develop their own career path and improving personal relationships.
The Center for Women is located at 70 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ. For more information, please visit www.centerforwomenNJ.org or call 973-994-4994.