ABC supporter Downtown Residents Council (DRC), a social and information group open to anyone who lives and/or works in downtown Cincinnati, recently donated hundreds of personal care items for students and families at Taft Elementary and Rothenberg Elementary schools.
Mary Jacobs, Chair of the DRC Outreach Committee, reached out to ABC asking how their members could help families connected to downtown CPS schools. When ABC responded that families needed personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, and soap, DRC members jumped into action.
“In addition to an annual monetary donation to ABC, our members are always eager to get involved in hands-on projects,” said Jacobs. “Gathering personal products for families in downtown elementary schools was a big hit.”
Resource Coordinators from the the two schools met Jacobs and ABC staff at the ABC offices to organize and sort the donations. Elizabeth Cone, Resource Coordinator at Taft Elementary, said, “We are truly grateful for the generous donation of personal care items from the Downtown Residents Council. It is so wonderful when the community comes alongside us to support our families in need. This is what creates healthy communities!”
DRC began their support of ABC a year ago. Jacobs said “While searching the internet for afterschool programs we might partner with, I discovered ABC. It is a great fit for our organization. Knowing that education is a key to a vibrant city, members are excited to be a part of such a relevant set of programs. We look forward to future projects.”
If you live or work in downtown and would like to learn more about DRC, visit www.ilivedowntown.com. DRC meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for one hour to discuss news about downtown development and hear reports from the police and fire departments.