Meadowlands Chamber’s Professional Women’s Initiative collects donations for Center For Hope & Safety

The Meadowlands Chamber’s Chamber’s Professional Women’s Initiative (PWI) organized a donation drive for Center for Hope and Safety at its May Monthly Networking Meeting, with members donating diapers & wipes, full sized toiletries, makeup, brushes, combs, hair ties, hair accessories and women’s summer pajamas to help the nonprofit organization serve its mission of providing for victims of domestic violence in Bergen County.

Donations from members included a large box of toothbrushes and toothpaste from Delta Dental, 80 mascara’s from ServPro and large boxes of diapers from Altigro.

The Chamber’s Professional Women’s Initiative (PWI) was formed to help steer annual programming geared toward enhance the working environment of women. The group also committed itself to philanthropic efforts that align with this mission. In May we celebrate Mother’s Day and with that in mind the PWI requested donation items from the membership to benefit Center for Hope and Safety.

About Center for Hope and Safety

Center for Hope and Safety, formerly Shelter Our Sisters, has been providing services to Bergen County’s domestic violence victims since 1976. Last year they provided services to over 1300 victims and their children and answered over 4,200 hotline calls from Bergen County residents. Their legal program provides legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence (even if they have not been in their Safe House) in family law and immigration matters. Their free services range from advice and counsel to representation in court for hearings.

You can call us anytime if you or someone you know needs help. Our hotline is always available, ready for your call, 24 hours a day. Call us at (201) 944-9600. More information is available at:

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Joe Garavente

Joe Garavente

Joe is the director of publications and communications for Meadowlands Media. He oversees editorial, advertising, production and distribution for all Meadowlands Media digital and print products. Meadowlands Media is the media and communications division of the Meadowlands Chamber, Meadowlands Live! | Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Meadowlands 2040 Foundation. Meadowlands Magazine—which has been serving the region’s business community for over 40 years—is the flagship publication of Meadowlands Media and reaches over 50,000 business owners and executives. It is the official publication of the Meadowlands Chamber. Meadowlands Media has also grown to publish for consumer, business and visitor audiences across print and digital platforms, offering readers critical information and advertising partners prime exposure for their brands. Joe can be reached at (201) 939-0707 or

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