Team Susquehanna recently held a toiletry drive to benefit area women and children temporarily housed in women’s shelters across the community.

Susquehanna’s chapter of Women In Nuclear (WIN) Chapter coordinated the drive, and worked to assemble convenience kits filled with wash cloths, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, lotion and other personal hygiene items for women—and sometimes children—temporarily housed in area shelters.

Team Susquehanna assembled 216 toiletry kits for local women’s shelters
 Each toiletry kit contains: a washcloth, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, lotion and other personal hygiene items for women and children living in temporary shelters.

Through employee donations, the team assembled 216 kits, which were distributed to area women’s shelters including Berwick’s Beyond Violence, and Wilkes-Barre’s Ruth’s Place—temporary housing facilities that offer a safe place for women and children to live until they can get safely on their feet again.

“Through the kindness of Team Susquehanna, we were able to provide 216 of these packs to those who need them most—women who have, in some cases, fled a violent situation in the dark of night—sometimes in such a hurry that all they have is what they could carry,” said WIN member and Technical Assistant to the CNO Meghan Thorpe-Kavanaugh.