Woman Business Owners Donation Drive for Women in Active Duty is going great!

People are so generous! The donation drive for women in Active Duty has filled boxes many times over. Collections continue through Columbus Day and will be delivered to Operation Troop Support.

Courtesy photos below include GMG readers ūüôā¬†



Pauline Bresnahan, Johanne Cassia (Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery) and Adam Curcuru, Director of Cape Ann Veterans Services, shared a quick video with veteran Vionette, “Vee”, Chipperini describing essentials that are great to receive when deployed. (Convinced me to go for bras!) Pauline said people have been creativite getting the word out and selecting special items to donate.¬†



Organized by Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, donation boxes can be found at particpating locations:

  • The Bookstore of Gloucester ¬†¬†¬†¬†owner ¬†Arwen Severance¬†61 Main St. Gloucester MA
  • Cape Ann Olive Oil¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Patty Gates¬†57 Main St. Gloucester MA¬†
  • Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply¬†¬†¬† owners Shelly Nicastro and Susan Eason¬†121 Eastern Ave. Essex MA
  • Pauline‚Äôs Gifts¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Pauline Bresnahan¬†512 Essex Ave. Gloucester MA
  • Premier Imprints¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Patty Gates¬†48 Main St. Gloucester MA¬†¬†
  • Roamin‚Äô Baths Mobile Pet Spa.¬†¬†¬†¬† Owner Kathleen Silva¬†Gloucester MA 978-835-3072

Women to Women – small business donation drive for women in active duty

Roughly 20% of each branch of the Military is Women –¬†¬†Woman-Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway¬†great idea donation drive in the works on Cape Ann

women to women 2 sign

We will have the boxes in shops Labor Day Weekend  thru Columbus Day. Any money donations will go towards the shipping of the boxes overseas. We will have a pick up date also with www. operationtroopsupport.com by the end of October.

As of August 11, 2018, the following Women Owned Businesses will have the boxes in their shops:

Pauline’s Gifts Gloucester
Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply   Essex
Sea Meadow Gifts and Garden   Essex
Olde Ipswich Shop and Gallery   Essex
Bookstore Gloucester
Cape Ann Olive Oil  Gloucester
Premier Imprints   Gloucester
Roamin’ Baths Mobile Pet Spa On The Road all over Cape Ann