In the quiet time between Christmas and New Year, 17 members and friends of Advocates for Women, the Racial Justice Committee, and the Reproductive Justice Work Group held a work party at EUUC to put together abortion aftercare kits. Planned Parenthood of Seattle provided the supplies and we provided the brawn. Together we assembled about 400 kits – more than two really full car loads! These kits, which contain items like fuzzy socks, coloring books and crayons, tea and a stress ball, will be taken to multiple clinics around the Puget Sound to give to those receiving abortion care. When you’re not feeling great, it’s always nice to have a bit of TLC!
Once the working frenzy was over, Madeline from Planned Parenthood updated us on their outreach and opportunities for volunteers. We had a great time doing good!
Clockwise from upper left: Dawn, Madeline (Planned Parenthood), and Karen (holding a kit); Vicky; June; Dan; Nancy and Diana; and Joyce and Karla.