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All-Women Group Donates Supplies to Child & Family Service on Moloka‘i

September 23, 2017, 3:14 PM HST
* Updated September 23, 3:16 PM
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Last week, the group Wahine to Wahine collected and donated 100 personal hygiene bags and 71 pairs of slippers to Child & Family Service on Moloka‘i to benefit foster children in need.

Wahine to Wahine group. Photo Courtesy

The all-women group from Monsanto Hawai‘i is a voluntary group of Hawai‘i women who say they are passionate about agriculture, food and family. The donated bags contained items such as soap, shampoo, combs, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, small toys and handwritten notes. Group members also contributed nearly six dozen pairs of slippers after learning that children served by Child & Family Service often needed footwear as well.

“Wahine to Wahine is a voluntary community of women interested in agriculture both professionally and personally, in recognition of our roles as working women, wives, mothers, aunties, sisters and girlfriends,” said Dawn Bicoy, community affairs manager for Monsanto Moloka‘i. “We support Child & Family Service’s mission to strengthen families, and hope these supplies will help make a positive difference in a child’s life when he or she needs it most.”

Child & Family Service is Hawai‘i’s oldest human service nonprofit and provides assistance and counseling to families struggling with issues such as domestic violence and sexual assault. The nonprofit also aids children in crisis who must be removed from their homes and placed in foster care, frequently on short notice and without much in the way of personal possessions, including basic toiletries.

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