Thousands of moms, newborns, young children, and expecting moms seek safety and shelter at the YWCA Cass-Clay each year. On average, the shelter cares for six pregnant women each month and the demand depleted its supply of baby-related items.
Students at the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead decided it was time to take some action to help one of its valued community partners. For weeks, a baby supply drive was held on campus to help the shelter with some of its needs.
After gathering up all that was collected, Service-Learning Coordinator Kristi Leverson packed up her car and delivered over 100 items to the YWCA Shelter, including baby wipes, bottles, powder, formula, diapers, and toys.
Volunteer & Donations Coordinator Amber Dahl was a recipient of the “Nonprofit Community Partner of the Year” at the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead Community Partner Dinner. Dahl works with the campus directly to help coordinate efforts.
“When you see how many women and children the YWCA services each year, you realize just how much is need there is,” says Service-Learning Coordinator Kristi Leverson. “We are glad to see all the items our students collected go to such a great organization.”
The YWCA Cass-Clay is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.