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Acts 4 Ministry Receives More Than 5,000 Personal Hygiene Donations
By: Acts 4 Ministry
Acts 4 Ministry Executive Director Sarah Elizabeth DiMeo-Carabetta explained, "Kendelle is aware that our mission is to help individuals and families in need throughout the greater Waterbury area. These are people who face daily hardships and do not have the funds or resources to obtain what they require to meet their daily living needs. Personal hygiene products are among those needs and Kendelle took it upon herself to take up an important collection."
Kendelle Rose Pitts organized and publicized the second annual drive, titled "Pad-emonium"
"Back in early 2020," recalled Ms. Pitts, "I was a freshman at Manhattanville College, majoring in Physics, with a minor in the Arts. I began volunteering for The Midnight Run organization that aids the homeless population in NYC. Through working directly with female members of the homeless demographic, I realized there is a great need for feminine hygiene products. Working through social media, word-of-mouth, distributing posters, sending letters to local businesses, etc. the "Pad-emonium"
Ms. Pitts hopes to hold more "Pad-emonium"
Acts 4 Ministry is a collaborative group of a volunteer board of directors, staff members, and dozens of volunteers who desire to share God's love by meeting the comforting physical needs of others. "We work toward this goal daily," explained Acts 4 Ministry Chairman of the Board John Bishop. "Generous donations, such as those collected by Kendelle, help us to continue our work with the community to collect and redistribute needed furnishings, household goods, clothing, and personal care items to families and individuals who are in need of assistance, especially during these difficult Pandemic times."
All donations are tax-deductible and can be made to Acts 4 Ministry year-round via their website, www.acts4.org, or by check or money order made payable to Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. and U.S. Mailed to PO Box 4524, Waterbury, CT 06704. Additional information is available at https://www.acts4.org.
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