Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale and Dryades YMCA host annual Tools for School Health and Resource Fair

posted Jun 27, 2017, 11:49 AM by M.K. Femme   [ updated Jul 27, 2017, 12:48 PM ]



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Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale and Dryades YMCA host annual
Tools for School Health and Resource Fair

NEW ORLEANS, La. – On Saturday, July 29, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale and Dryades YMCA will host the 3rd annual “Tools for School Health and Resource Fair,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Dryades YMCA located at 2270 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans.


This free community event is open to all New Orleans area students in grades PK4-12. This year, MKFF and the YMCA are increasing the give to provide school supplies to the over 600 children attending with a parent or guardian. Health screenings, immunizations, sports physicals, dance classes, beauty and fitness tips, refreshments and more will also be provided.


“In our country’s current climate, we must remain ever mindful that we are our sisters and brothers keeper,” said Gwendolyn V. Rainey, founder and president of MKFF. “This community has shown us so much love for nearly five years, and we want to be demonstrative in our appreciation of it.”

MKFF has several community engagement endeavors, including the recently successful “Say Yes to the Prom Dress,” which provided – free of charge – over 300 special occasion dresses and accessories to young ladies in the New Orleans area.


About the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale

Established in 2013, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale’s mission is to offer women of all creeds and colors a unique opportunity to promote and support New Orleans’ cultural landscape through participation in the annual Mardi Gras season, while uplifting the 
community through various endeavors of engagement, awareness and social enhancement in order to further the growth of the organization. It was formed for social purposes, to establish between its members ties of friendship, sociability and esteem, for the promotion of good fellowship.


About the Dryades YMCA

Since 1905, the Dryades YMCA has been an integral part of New Orleans and the greater metropolitan area by providing thousands of youth, and their families, meaningful opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. The mission at the Dryades YMCA is to help members of our community develop character, competence and commitment.