Southern New England News

“Dignity Grows” in Greenwich

UJA-JCC Greenwich has launched a new project that supplies toiletries to people in need, making it easier for them to attend school and get work. Volunteers for “Dignity Grows,” which originated at the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, collect and dis-seminate essential items which are not covered by federal grant programs and rarely available at food pantries. In Greenwich, Dignity Grows is headed up by Margie Black, a board member of UJA-JCC Greenwich and a member of Congregation Shir Ami. Her goal is to distribute 100 Dignity Grows bags on a quarterly basis. The next distribution is scheduled for late September. For more information, email

Main Photo: Margie Black (3rd from left) and team of Dignity Grows volunteers fill bags filled with toiletries to be distributed to those in need.

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