Emmy-winning actress, Viola Davis, in partnership with The Vaseline Healing Project and top NGO, Direct Relief, recently joined volunteers to pack Relief Kits for those in need living in LA.These kits contain everyday items like soap, hairbrushes, tooth brushes and Vaseline. The event took place at Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center – one of the largest providers of accessible, free, or low-cost health and social services in LA. Eisner provides vital services every year to more than 34,000 individuals and families from Downtown, South and Central LA.
82% of Eisner patients live at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. For many these ordinary items are taken for granted in our day to day life, but for those affected by extreme poverty these items can help them get back to everyday life.