FRAMINGHAM – Several MetroWest area non-profits are coming together for the 3rd annual Women’s Wellness Fair on Monday, October 15.
The fair will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the South Middlesex Opportunity Council’s Café at 7 Bishop Street in Framingham.
More than 100 women from SMOC’s housing and shelter programs are expected to participate in this event that will be hosted by SMOC, its domestic violence and rape crisis program Voices Against Violence, Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, Dignity Matters, a Wellesley-based non profit that distributes feminine hygiene supplies and undergarments to homeless women and teens, Justice Resource Institute in Framingham, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, American Cancer Society, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program and RIA House, a human trafficking resource center based in Framingham.
Local hairstylists are volunteering their time to provide the women with free haircuts.
Many local organizations and area residents have donated gently used and new contemporary clothing for the attendees to select.
Light refreshments will be served and there will be raffles and free yoga sessions, along with an expanded number of health and wellness booths where free information will be disseminated.
Each woman will also receive a tee shirt and a gift bag filled with items from local business in the MetroWest area.
“It’s really a wonderful and generous act of kindness for these women who are going through some tough times and I thought it might be nice for people to see their community coming together in support,” said organizers.