Feminism Club is hosting a donation drive. The drive is for Respond Inc., an organization that strives to end domestic violence by providing services to individuals and families. Respond is located in Somerville, Massachusetts and started by four women who opened their homes to others for protection. It began in the early 1970’s as New England's first domestic violence agency.
Kerry Veritas, the advisor of Feminism Club, decided on having a drive after some of the members recalled having a successful drive a few years ago.
Donations that were recommended from the announcements include: toiletries, feminine hygiene products, baby care items, etc. Veritas says that not many people have donated material items but, have managed to bring in money donations. The money will be transferred into gift cards and donated along with the other items collected from the drive.
The drive will end soon and the donations will be dropped off to the organization by Veritas.
Veritas stated “[the club] wants to spread awareness that [the drive] is important.” She wanted the club to be more active this year, rather than just discussing issues.