MSS Helping Hands

Club week video

About the club

The Helping Hands project is designed to show fellow students the unique pressures faced by vulnerable populations in the Montreal area. Thousands of women must choose between necessary expenditures, such as food and medication, and essential hygiene products. We provide women from vulnerable populations with basic necessities in the form of feminine hygiene kits. We give our kits to women who are newly landed immigrants, homeless, marginally housed and living with HIV or other viral illnesses. In a reusable bag, our kits contain sanitary napkins, tampons, wet wipes, panty liners, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, hand cream, shampoo, deodorant, and condoms. Helping Hands has already donated to the Native Women’s Shelter, the Chronic Viral Illness Clinic (CVIS, Glen Hospital), CLSC Parc-Extension, Centre des femmes de Montréal, Logifem, and multiple other shelters in Montreal.

Contact information

RolePersonContact
Co-PresidentRanuka Sivanathan, class of 2024ranuka.sivanathan@mail.mcgill.ca
Co-PresidentNoémie Sauvé, class of 2023noemie.sauve@mail.mcgill.ca
VP ExternalAdalet Bugra, class of 2025adalet.bugra@mail.mcgill.ca
VP FinancesDillon Lee, class of 2023dillon.lee@mail.mcgill.ca
VP Community OutreachGenevieve Mylocopos, class of 2024genevieve.mylocopos@mail.mcgill.ca
VP MarketingJennifer Merariu, class of 2024jennifer.merariu@mail.mcgill.ca
VP EventsNardin Farag, class of 2023nardin.farag@mail.mcgill.ca
Med-3 RepMaha Hammoud, class of 2024maha.hammoud@mail.mcgill.ca
Med-2 RepAlicia Belaiche, class of 2025alicia.belaiche@mail.mcgill.ca
Dent RepSarah Loran, class of 2024sarah.loran@mail.mcgill.ca