HONOLULU– The Legislative Women’s Caucus donated more than 100 Easter Baskets to The Institute for Human Services (IHS) today.
Baskets filled with essential household items, such as laundry soap, utensils, pots and pans, dishes, toiletries, towels, will benefit clients at IHS. The baskets will help families and individuals start off on the right foot when moving from being homeless to having a permanent home.
“These baskets will make a huge difference in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and we thank everyone who supported our Welcome Home Easter Basket drive,” said Senator Roz Baker, who coordinated the Senate’s donations. Baker represents South and West Maui.
The Legislative Women’s Caucus began its “Welcome Home” basket drive in March. House of Representative Marilyn Lee spearheaded the drive for the group. This was the second year the Caucus donated baskets that would go towards clients transitioning into permanent homes. In prior years, the baskets were given to clients at the shelter.
The Legislative Women’s Caucus is a bipartisan organization which consists of the women Senators and women members of the House of Representatives. The Caucus works closely with women’s organizations and concerned individuals across the State, as well as with the Governor, state agencies and other legislators to advocate for programs and services that benefit women.