In this issue:
- President & CEO Message
- Thank You for Helping to End Period Poverty
- Summer Education Programs Are Underway
- Join Us for Healthy Neighborhood Canvasses
- Save the Date for The Empower Gala
- How You Can Help
- In Case You Missed It
I hope you are enjoying your summer and are able to see family and friends or take time off and relax.
Our event last month, Suffolk Supports PPHP, was a great evening and I thank you for your support. We honored Dorothy Lichtenstein and Dr. Harvard Lyman and heard from PPHP team members while raising vital funds for our health care services, education programs and advocacy efforts.
I want to let you know we are accepting applications for college interns for the fall semester. If you or someone you know is interested in interning with us, please visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-hudson-peconic/get-involved-locally for more information and the application form.
Thank you again for your continued support of PPHP. I encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to stay up-to-date on what is happening at PPHP and issues related to sexual and reproductive health care.
President & CEO
We asked and you responded! Thanks to your generosity, we collected more than 117 boxes of tampons, pads, pantyliners, and menstrual cups as part of our effort to end period poverty. These items will be distributed to people in need through our SmartWheels mobile health centers and through community partners.
Our first community partner, Mothers on the Inside, is a grassroots group of concerned women and men who take direct actions to assist pregnant people who are incarcerated in New York State jails and prisons. They will be receiving menstrual products to give to people who are currently incarcerated as well as those who are recently released.
We will be collecting more items at the end of the summer to share with another community partner so be sure to check your email.
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, our Education & Training team is preparing for returning to schools in the fall, both in-person and virtually, to provide sexual and reproductive health information to young people in our communities. We are preparing our parent programs as well.
Our team has also attended several community events to provide information including the Mount Vernon Interfaith Health Fair, Northern Westchester Pride, Lewisboro Pride, and Putnam County Cultural Festival. We will also be attending Mount Vernon’s National Night Out and Tuckahoe Housing Family Day in August.
Following the success of our first summer camp program last year, our Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) team members are hosting a summer camp program again this year and partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Bellport. Running through mid-August, the camp covers a range of topics including reproductive health topics as well as youth development topics. We are excited to offer this program again and keep young people engaged even when schools are closed.
We are organizing Healthy Neighborhood Canvasses to increase awareness about the effectiveness and importance of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool to prevent infection and help end the pandemic. We are committed to providing our communities with all the information needed to make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine and deciding what's best for your health and safety.
We currently have several canvasses planned for July which we need volunteers for. Visit our website for more information about dates and locations. We hope you will be able to join us!
Please join us Wednesday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m. for our Empower Gala. The event will be held at The Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center and a virtual option will be available.
We are proud to honor the Ellis Family with the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Impact Award and Elaine Chapnick with the Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Legacy Award. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Jennifer Sandman, Senior Director, Public Policy Litigation & Law, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sponsorship packages and tickets are available now at www.pphp.org. We are excited to be gathering together again and look forward to seeing you in person in October!
A monthly gift to PPHP ensures security for patients in your local communities. Consider joining our Monthly Giving Program today at www.pphp.org/donatetoday.
Double your impact! Does your employer have a matching gift program? Check with your Human Resources Department to find out. For questions, contact the Development Department at [email protected].
Committed to safeguarding the future of reproductive health care? Consider leaving a legacy gift to PPHP in your will. Please contact the Development Department at [email protected].
Do you have a little bit of time to get more involved? Visit www.pphp.org for ways you can help.