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Welcome Baskets For Women Living on Recovery Campus

MAY
15
Date & Time:

Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Volunteers:

6 have signed up & 4 openings remain.

Project Leaders:

Lori Butler

Description:

New Directions For Women has been serving women who wish to enter recovery from substance abuse. Often times women enter our residential treatment program in crisis. They've been unable to pack or have no hygiene items and toiletries. Upon admission, each woman receives a welcome basket with their name on it and a welcome note or card.

This project will be hosted using COVID-friendly guidelines at our administrative offices. Coffee and donuts will be served and volunteers will be able to view a video offering a virtual tour of our campus and stories from women like those they will be helping. Then we will assemble baskets for the women. 

If you are willing to donate your own supplies, this project can be done virtually in your own home or office and the baskets you create can be delivered that day or you can make an arrangement with Lori in our Foundation Office.

Items that can be donated & included in the welcome basket:

  • • The Actual Baskets
  • • Cellophane bags or wrap for the baskets
  • • Ribbons & Bows for the baskets
  • • Loofah sponge or other shower items
  • • Body Wash/Bubble bath
  • • Nail Care items
  • • NEW Travel or smaller sized toiletries (lotion, shampoo/conditioner)
  • • Teabags (decaffeinated!)
  • • Mug or teacup
  • • Journal or planner
  • • Eye mask
  • • Bottle of water
  • • Chapsticks or lip balm
  • • Hair ties or headbands, bobby pins
  • • Sugar-free gum or mints
  • • “To-go” Crystal light type packets for water
  • • Pens, highlighters
  • • Makeup Wipes
  • • Small Cosmetic Bags
  • • Hair Brush or Combs
  • • Other such items
  • PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ITEMS WITH ALCOHOL IN THEM LIKE HAND SANITIZER OR SHARP ITEMS LIKE METAL NAIL FILES.

 

Our logo includes a butterfly and is purple if you are looking for theme ideas for your basket. We promise this will be one of the most rewarding projects you can do this spring to help a mom, grandma, daughter or sister find healing, help, and hope.

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