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Giving back to the community

At left: Parents as Teachers President/CEO Constance Gully and Donna O’Brien VP, professional and program development, and Kerry Caverly, PAT senior VP, chief program officer, prepare feminine hygiene product kits for distribution to area low-income…

At left: Parents as Teachers President/CEO Constance Gully and Donna O’Brien VP, professional and program development, and Kerry Caverly, PAT senior VP, chief program officer, prepare feminine hygiene product kits for distribution to area low-income women at the St. Louis Diaper Bank as part of PAT’s giving back to the community initiative on the National Day of Service.

Realizing that one in five women in low-income categories cannot afford adequate menstrual products, we recently teamed with the St. Louis Area Diaper Bankto raise money to buy tampons and pads for women with limited resources.

Each year, we select an organization to help in the city that hosts our annual conference. We raised $3,500 and donated more than 48,000 period products to the Diaper Bank during an online fundraising drive.

From left: Parents as Teacher staffers Montrice Humphrey, Carmen Qualls, Antionette Becerra, and Angela Gardner prepare feminine hygiene product kits for distribution to area low-income women at the St. Louis Diaper Bank as part of PAT’s giving back…

From left: Parents as Teacher staffers Montrice Humphrey, Carmen Qualls, Antionette Becerra, and Angela Gardner prepare feminine hygiene product kits for distribution to area low-income women at the St. Louis Diaper Bank as part of PAT’s giving back to the community initiative on the National Day of Service.

We began partnering with the Diaper Bank by distributing emergency packs of diapers to families through our Show Me Strong Families (SMSF) community engagement initiative, which serves families in the Normandy School District (NSD) and St. Louis City.

Since 2014, the SMSF affiliate has served 745 families with 936 children through more than 6,000 personal visits in their homes. An additional 2,000 children in the NSD footprint were screened for developmental delays and health or vision concerns.