By Grace Richey,
Pans, napkins and diapers; oh my!
For the second year in a row, the Davis High Feminism Club will host a donation drive to benefit Empower Yolo.
Formerly the Yolo County Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, Empower Yolo is a Woodland-based organization that provides temporary emergency shelter as well as counseling and other services to victims of violence.
“It’s the center [sexual assault and domestic violence victims] would go to for resources,” said senior Noelle Averett, the principle organizer of the drive. “They reach out to the community and are able to help out a lot of people.”
This year the club asks for donations of paper towels, napkins, utensils, cleaning supplies, diapers, baby wipes, pots and pans, garbage bags and toiletries. Collection boxes have been placed in the DHS front office, Kelly Wilkerson’s classroom (O-1) and the Davis Branch of the Yolo County Library.
“[The drive is] just a small thing compared to what we can do [to address inequality]. We want to help them any little way we can,” Averett said.
Donations are accepted through Friday, Jan. 16.