11/5/2019—To honor the International Day of the Girl on October 11, The Girls’ School of Austin (GSA) held a Personal Care Supply Drive benefiting women and girls in the Austin area. Students, faculty, and staff donated baby supplies, sanitary products, and hair care during the one-day drive.
Most of the collected donations went to Posada Esperanza, a sister shelter to Casa Marianella for women and children serving displaced immigrants escaping from violence. GSA’s 8th grade is currently partnered with Posada Esperanza for a year-long service-learning project, so students delivered the supplies during their monthly volunteer visit. The students’ passion for giving back to their community will impact many women and girls throughout Austin, and their collective kindness will continue to benefit their school.