We are pleased to award our July 2022 grant to Her Village, Inc., a Bronx-based organization providing support to mothers through their diaper bank and period supplies. Since 2020, they have distributed over 330,000 diapers and over 230,000 period supplies to over 2,000 families in NYC.
Our grant will help fund their new initiative: community dinners for the mothers they serve, giving them a safe and supportive space to take a break, slow down, and be nourished both practically and emotionally.
Founder Chantal Alison-Konteh writes: "During these dinners, we build community by gathering together. We build worth and dignity by preparing a beautiful and nourishing dinner letting moms know they're worth the time and effort. We build healthy moms as each time is edifying and includes an educational component for moms to grow in the way we care and love ourselves. Healthy communities start at home and we believe they start with moms."
If you too would like to get involved with their work, you can follow them on Instagram at wearehervillage and learn more on their website about opportunities for giving as well as volunteering.
Funded by New York City, NY (July 2022)