The Priscilla Project, a group that provides care and mentors for pregnant refugee women in Buffalo, has a challenge when it comes to education.
Most of the women they serve have never received formal schooling, and therefore classroom settings are uncomfortable. That makes education more difficult, particularly around important, but difficult topics, like contraception.
Experience has taught the staff of the Priscilla Project that a shared meal is a safe, fun, and culturally sensitive way to cover these topics. The only problem is that the project doesn’t have the resources to provide food, and neither do the women in the class.
This is your chance to make a difference. Would you and your church group, book club, co-workers, or whoever be willing to prepare a meal?
“We are hoping to find small groups of people, either from a church or job or other community group, who believe in what we do and would be willing to adopt one meeting every six months. The group would bring covered dishes, help to set up and serve dinner, and spend time with the children while the mothers are in their classes,” says Nikki Hitchcock, Assistant Coordinator of the project.
“This is a great opportunity to introduce people to what we do, and to give our women an educational opportunity that will be both pleasant and restful,” she added.
If you would like to volunteer as a group, you can email Nikki, or call 716-348-3000. If you are an individual who would like to work with people from my church, email me, or call 716-886-6635.
Please let me know if any of you may have a group of women you think may enjoy an opportunity of this nature. It is a simple act of service, but it would make a big difference!