Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 30
Value of Time Served: $3,803
Event Type: Women
Date: April 3, 2019
Ladies of Dodd members at Freeport’s Dodd Middle School recently boarded a school bus filled with gently used handbags that were packed with necessities, toiletries, cosmetics and more for the “Bags of Love” campaign. With the bus fully loaded, the students headed to the Bethany House of Roosevelt to donate the bags.
The 15 students had been collecting and packing 35 handbags since February, while Dodd parents and staff also donated generously to the cause.
“Even when all the items and goodies are gone, they still have a beautiful handbag to carry to make them feel confident throughout the day,” Ladies of Dodd president Nia Hall said. “We hope that they enjoy their donation, because it was packed with love.”
The Ladies of Dodd is an organization for girls that promotes sisterhood, self-esteem and community service. It was founded in 2005 by Ms. Vashti Burke and Mrs. Gisselle Campbell-Ham and is still very active today.
Photo caption: Dodd Middle School’s Ladies of Dodd collected and packed 35 handbags that they generously donated to Bethany House of Roosevelt.
Photos courtesy of Freeport Public Schools