St. Paul's alumna featured for her work to empower women
Recently, St. Paul's alumna, Hayley Besheer Santell, was featured in HERLIFE magazine for her work to launch MADI (Make a Difference Intimate Apparel). We’re proud of Hayley’s many accomplishments, and her embodiment of the St. Paul’s mission to develop ethical leaders and compassionate, engaged citizens.
“Around 2012, a friend and I stumbled on a blog promoting a shocking statistic that underwear was the most needed and under-donated item of clothing. Just by chance, around the same time, a family member told me that 30 years ago she had been a victim of domestic abuse. I was shocked; I had no idea. It turns out underwear tops the most urgent needs list at domestic violence shelters nationwide. I wanted to fulfill that urgent essential,” revealed Hayley. “That’s the mission of MADI. You buy any item of intimate apparel, and we’ll donate a pair of underwear to someone in crisis to bring dignity and meet a global, urgent need. At MADI, we empower women to empower themselves.” Read more: http://herlifemagazine.com/kansascity/inspirations/hayley-besheer-santell-threads-for-change/