Calgary teen inspires community to help young girls

17-year-old Deep Braich launched Youth Helping Youth YYC to deliver hygiene kits to local girls who, due to COVID-19, are unable to access products they need.
By: Heather Marie Connors
June 03, 2020
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When Deep Braich, 17, realized that her friends were having trouble accessing necessary hygiene products due to COVID-19 restrictions, she found a way to help. Packaging supplies in paper bags, Braich would decorate and drop the package at a friend's doorstep.

What started as a raid of the family's linen closet has grown into a community effort. Handmade cloth bags have replaced the paper, and supplies are purchased thanks to donations from the Calgary Women's Cultural Association and others. After receiving media attention, e-transfers have come from as far away as New Zealand. Other girls have volunteered to help and the team adopted their name Youth Helping Youth YYC. Many girls in the Calgary area have received these hygiene kits, containing enough supplies to last one month, and the group continues to receive requests.

“I [bought] products that I thought were really nice,” Braich told LiveWire Calgary. “So that it would bring a smile to the person’s face who would get them. Kind of pamper them in a sense.”

To donate supplies or funds, you can connect with Braich and Youth Helping Youth YYC via Facebook or Twitter.

Source: LiveWire Calgary



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