Please help us collect items for the women served by the YWCA! These items will be combined to make 50 hygiene kits.

Suggested donations (travel size):

· soap

· toothbrush

· toothpaste

· washcloth or hand towel

· deodorant

· comb

· shampoo

· tissues

· hand sanitizers

There is a collection box at the school through the end of July for your donations. Thanks for helping make things a little easier for women in transition.

"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away"
Lindy Elggren
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About the Author:
MeLisa Turcott Strongheart is a Master Instructor and owner at Mercer Island Martial Arts. She is a 7th Dan Master Instructor. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling. She brings these two areas of specialization to her work with families, children, teens, and in designing curriculum.

Master Strongheart emphasizes and has taught thousands of students the value and power of respect. Respect for oneself, others, and the community.

(MIMA), located on Mercer Island between Bellevue and Seattle in Washington is celebrating 24 years on the island in 2021. MIMA's curriculum is intentionally designed to build fitness, flexibility, self-defense, as well as to create a milieu that engenders physical and psychological growth, respect, courage, community activism and leadership.

MIMA has programs for families to practice side by side, as well as adult, teen, and children's classes. Also offers before and after school, and summer camp programs for kids.

You can contact through email:; calling 206 230-9050.

The school is located at:
2630 77th Ave SE #106-108 Mercer Island, WA 98040
Parking free under the building.

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