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This weekend, as part of the MLK Women’s Health Project, residents got together at the Bloomfield Public Library to make “fancy” gift bags for women at a local domestic violence shelter. 48 gift bags were made and delivered for Valentine’s Day that included body mists, shower poufs, lip glosses, nail polishes, teas, chocolates, Dunkin Donuts gift cards, and magazines.

At the same time, members of a volunteer group, Vieve’s Volunteers, made 400 bags of goodies for seniors in the community. This was a wonderful collaborative event with a lot of volunteer support and donations.

“Members of our community got together for an incredible cause and surely made a lot of women and seniors very happy,” said Mayor Venezia. “In Bloomfield, we are fortunate to live somewhere where people are so caring and supportive of their neighbors.”