On October 3, 2015 several Wellesley alumnae and family members gathered at Irene Groban’s house in Hartsdale NY to package toiletries collected from friends, family and other Wellesley alumnae for My Sister’s Place.
Based in White Plains, My Sister’s Place works to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness. They provide direct services, advocacy and community education. From their website: Through direct services, we support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. Through advocacy, we act as a force for social change in law and public policy. Through community education, we challenge public perceptions of intimate violence and the social inequities that give rise to it, and we promote prevention with a special emphasis on youth.
For many years, Wellesley in Westchester has collected toiletries for those victims of domestic violence who find a safe haven in My Sister’s Place emergency shelters. This year we gathered more than 12 cartons full of packages of shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, creams, conditioners and diapers to help make a fresh start a little easier for these victims.
The donations were acknowledged in a gracious thank you note from My Sister’s Place - which you can see at if you click here.
For more information about My Sister's Place, visit their website at www.mspny.org.