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Self-Care Kits Show How Much We Care

Little things can add up in a big way. Self-care kits—an assortment of personal care and beauty items—are especially important during Week Without Violence. It’s a time when we raise awareness and advocate for the accessible, effective, and consistent resources that survivors need to build the flourishing futures they deserve.

YWCA St. Paul is providing the self-care kits to program participants during a Week Without Violence. It’s a way to communicate how much we care and how our participants matter.

Twin Cities employers helped to create 50 self-care kits. A big thank you goes to the volunteers from Securian Financial for preparing the items donated by CHS, Kohl’s and Thomson Reuters.

Group of volunteers wearing masks while working around a table to create a fleece tie blanket
Securian Financial volunteers working hard to create blankets in addition to packaging self-care kits for families in YW’s programs.

“The kits are a way for us to encourage our program participants to take time for themselves because self-care is important,” said Michelle Lynn Daniel, Director of Development at YWCA St. Paul. “We’re grateful for the ongoing support of volunteers and corporate  partners. Their generosity and support is vital to the success of our programs.”

At YWCA St. Paul, it’s our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We’re here to help the growing number of women and families in need. But we need the support of the community to continue delivering the valuable services we provide. We greatly appreciate the support of Securian Financial, CHS, Kohl’s and Thomson Reuters.

Want to get involved? Learn more about volunteer opportunities for companies, groups and individuals.

YW staffer entering a YW housing unit. His hands are full of several self-care kit boxes. Self-care kit propped against an apartment door.




close up of a self-care kit. It is a white box with orange ribbon.
YW Staff delivered self-care kits right to the doors of families in our housing units.