Community Coordinator Council

The Community Coordinator Council (CCC), convened by CommunityCare of Lyme, seeks to promote an ongoing conversation and working relationships among leaders of Lyme community organizations. We seek to discover ways in which we can support one another: through calendar coordination, shared publicity, planning ideas, advice… and other ideas we may come up with together. Why reinvent the wheel when we have so many competent drivers?!
 
Let’s meet on Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m., at CommunityCare of Lyme in the Lyme Center Academy Building. If you are a leader/chair/president of a Lyme community group*, please join us or send another representative of your organization. Will you let us know if you can attend, so we can set up appropriately?
If you have any questions or seek additional information, please feel free to contact Judy Russell, CCL board member, at judith.g.russell@gmail.com or 795-4136. We look forward to seeing you on November 7th!
By |2018-10-23T12:51:57+00:00November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Support an important cause! Hygiene 4 the Homeless

Hygiene 4 the Homeless

A guest blog by graduating Lyme 8th graders: Mary Cook, Juliet Kelly, Iris Levey, Elsa Bolinger, Una DiGeorge, and Dylan Wilcox

Can you imagine experiencing a normal bodily function as a threat to your dignity or having to choose between personal hygiene and a meal? 

No one should have to endure living this way.

For homeless women, menstruation is an enormous challenge. By joining hands and raising our voices, we can create much-needed change in this world.

As a final project for our eighth grade health class at the Lyme School, six of us created an organization called Hygiene 4 the Homeless (H4H), to raise awareness about the struggles that homeless women face dealing with menstruation, and the potential dangers that can arise when feminine hygiene products are not readily available. In creating Hygiene 4 the Homeless, we are fundraising and collecting supplies to deliver to local homeless shelters and women in need, and as a whole, educating the public about this little-known – but very important – issue.

How to Donate:

We accept monetary donations as well as donations of products, such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, and more.

There is a collection box in the lobby of the Lyme School  through the month of June, so if you have any extra boxes of pads, tampons, or other hygiene products that you are willing to donate, we would welcome your contributions.

Look out for donation jars in several businesses throughout Lyme as well  – your spare change could make a difference in someone’s life.

You can also donate online through GoFundMe (click here)Most boxes of products cost over $4. Just by donating this amount, you can help to support homeless women.

For More Information:

Email us with any questions at teenscenehealth@gmail.com or visit our website (click here)

Thank you for your time, and we hope you’ll consider helping this important cause.

We are stronger together.

By |2018-06-07T17:14:18+00:00June 7th, 2018|Guest Blog|0 Comments