As our friends in the Richmond City Jail and Chesterfield County Jails are released, many come out and go into drug court, a recovery home or some other transitional home with little or no support. One of the things we do is provide them with gender specific baskets full of personal hygiene items.
On July 13th, we are partnering with some HARP (Heroin Addiction Recovery Program) participants, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, True Recovery RVA and Journey Christian Church to assemble 100 Get Clean! Baskets for men and women who are re-entering our community. We will also have some fun with a cook-out, games and more. Only items we still need – gently used (and CLEAN!) bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths.
Deliver to Journey Christian Church or to Marti’s front porch >> 2101 Barton Ave, RVA 23222.
You can make baskets, too. Here’s the list!!!
- Body Wash or Soap
- Cotton Balls
- Q Tips
- Solid antiperspirant
- Note of Encouragement, Prayer, Scripture
- Devotional Book
- Nail Clippers
- Hair Grease (for some of them…not all need them)
- Shaving Cream for men
- Bath Towel and Wash Cloth (used, but clean, is fine!)
You, your family, small group, book club, church or other house of worship can make these baskets. We need on average of 10-15 a month.
Here’s a sample basket…