Teamsters Joint Council No. 25 Women’s Committee donated over 16,000 personal hygiene products to the Chicago Period Project at the First Quarter Membership Meeting on Saturday February 15th. Women’s Committee members rotated in groups of ten to help sort out the of thousands of donations.
The Chicago Period Project is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity, by providing free menstrual supplies to organizations like shelters, community centers and Chicago Public Schools.
The non-profit organization was brought to the attention of the Women’s Committee’s Executive Board by Local 727 Executive Board member Caleen Carter-Patton. “It’s really great to help people who don’t have access to these supplies and even if they do it’s really expensive so being able to give to other women who need it is so important,” said Carter-Patton.
Several affiliates helped to make the donation drive a huge success; Joint Council No. 25, Local 743, TNBC, Local 710, Local 727 and Teamster shops that held individual donation drives. Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee President Reed-Bowers expressed her gratitude to Local 743 President Simmons-Peterson for hosting the event. “This was the first membership meeting that I resided over as president of the Women’s Committee and I was so proud to have it at my home local.” Reed said. “It was the perfect location and I would like to extend my gratitude to President Simmons for her hospitality. I would also like to thank the Women’s Committee Executive Board for their efforts with pulling this event together. Working with such a great group of women makes my job so much easier,” President Reed said.
To learn more about the Chicago Period Project go to https://www.chicagoperiodproject.org
The Second Quarter Meeting is scheduled for May 6, 2020, 6p.m. at Local 710 in Mokena, IL.
In an effort to streamline the renewal process, we encourage members to renew their memberships in January of each year.
To renew, download the membership form here and return it to the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee office. You can also renew by clicking on the Pay Pal link on the homepage.
Download: Teamster JC25WC Membership form-2020.pdf
Join Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee and the Chicago Period Project for Teamster Women Gives Back -Empowering those in need, at the First Quarter Membership Meeting, Saturday February 15, 2020 from 10 am until 12:30 pm, at Teamsters Local 743, 4620 South Tripp Ave, Chicago, IL.
The Chicago Period Project empowers homeless women and women in need to experience their periods with dignity and respect.
The grassroots organization distributes pads, tampons, underwear and other critical supplies to homeless shelters, schools and crisis support networks throughout the Chicagoland area.
The Chicago Period Projects goal is for the 29 percent of people living below the poverty line to have healthy periods and to bring awareness about this issue.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
We ask you to bring any of the below items as a donation:
Flushable wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Pads, Tampons, Underwear, Hand/Face Wipes, Toilet Paper, Menstrual Cups, Incontinence underwear, water.
You may view the CPP Amazon Wish List here:
If you wish to conduct a donation drive at your work site you may download an event flyer here.
To arrange a pickup you may contact:
Happy New Year!
Please mark your calendar for the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee First Quarter Membership Meeting which will be held on Saturday February 15, 2020. The meeting will be held from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm. at Teamsters Local 743, located at 4620 South Tripp, Chicago IL, 60632.
The Committee is teaming up with the Chicago Period Project, a non-profit organization that looks to empower homeless women throughout Chicago, by providing them with feminine hygiene products and allow them to experience their periods with dignity and respect.
We are seeking donations of feminine hygiene products, women underwear, disposable wipes, hand sanitizer etc. You may view the complete list of products on Amazon/Chicago Period Project Wish List.
This will be your first chance to enter the raffle to win airfare and accommodations to the 2020 Teamsters Women’s Conference that will be held in September in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winner and alternate will be drawn at our Second Quarter Membership Meeting that will be held in the Spring.
*Winner need not be present. You must be a current member of the Women’s Committee to be eligible for the raffle.
For questions or more information please contact Tracy Reed 773-220-9398
Here’s wishing you a promising and fulfilling New Year!
Come join the Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee for an afternoon of fun, food, bowling and charity.
The JC25 Women's Committee will be hosting a bowling party on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 2pm-5 pm at Pinstripes Bistro and Bowling. Located at 7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oakbrook IL, 60523. Tickets are $20
The Women's Committee will be collecting hats, scarves and gloves to distribute to women and children who do not have these simple things to keep them warm this winter. Items must be new or unused.
Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.
You may purchase tickets via PayPal by using the link on the website.
Or you may contact: Tracy Reed (773) 220-9893 firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s Still Time to Register & Help Teamsters Joint Council 25 Women's Committee and Local 743 Make Strides Against Breast Cancer!
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is just 5 days away!
Join Joint Council 25 Women’s Committee on Saturday, October 19th at Soldier Field Stadium Green as we come together and help support the fight against breast cancer. Joint Council Women in partnership with Teamsters Local 743 will be the Pink Chair Sponsor at this years walk.
You can register for the walk, join our team or donate by clicking here.
Thinking about using public transportation to get to the walk? Wondering where to park your car? Click here for travel and parking information to Soldier Field -Stadium Green, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:00 a.m. Registration/Check in Begins, Tents Open
8:30 a.m. Welcome/Event Announcements 9:15 a.m. Survivor Photo
9:20 a.m. Opening Ceremony w/Roz Varon and Judy Hsu 9:25 a.m. Survivor Speaker
9:30 a.m. Sponsor Speaker
9:40 a.m. Zumba warm up begins with UCM 9:50 a.m. Survivors head to start line
9:55 a.m. Walkers head to start line 10:00 a.m. Walk Starts
11:00 a.m. Welcome back first wave of walkers 11:15 a.m. Walkers return
11:35 a.m. – 12:00pm Rolling closing ceremony
12:00 p.m. Final Fundraising Amount and Closing Remarks 12:05 p.m.
Dress for the weather—we will walk rain or shine!
Keep an eye out for the Joint Council 25 tent!
Can’t wait to see you there!
Members with questions should contact Tracy Reed at (773) 220-9893 email@example.com
Are you attending the 2019 Teamster Women's Conference September 15-17th in Montreal, Quebec?
If you are a member of the Women's Committee, please contact your local Women's Committee's Executive Board representative to make sure you receive your lapel pins to trade at the conference.
Or you may contact;
President, Diahann Goode (312) 735-5738
Secretary Treasurer, Tracy Reed (773) 220-9893
Last year, JC25 Women’s Committee in partnership with Teamsters Local 743 raised over $13,000 dollars for the American Cancer Society’s 2018 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks.
This year the Women's Committee and Local 743 will again join forces and has committed to be the popular Pink Chair Sponsor at the Soldier Field Walk which will be held Saturday October 19, 2019.
The American Cancer Society's, Making Strides Walks event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5-mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The events raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support, and to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.
We're excited to build on last year's success of raising over $13,000 to fund breast cancer research. 'The dedication and commitment of our walkers knows no limits. We certain that we can successfully meet this year's goal, building on the momentum from last year’s walk.
Download: A-Z FundraisingTips.pdf , ACS 1-2-3 Facebook Fundraising Flyer.pdf , Making Strides fundraiser_squares.pdf