Winter Hat and Glove Drive – Update

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The Church of the Earth is sponsoring a Hat and Glove drive for Healing Transitions, a fully donation supported treatment facility in downtown Raleigh for men and women who are suffering from addiction.

UPDATE: Sunday, January 24, 2021

It’s amazing to see how kind, caring and generous this community can be. The winter weather gear drive has been progressing quite well. Since the initial announcement, we have been receiving items from the wishlist almost everyday. As of now we have collected 97 hats, 64 pairs of gloves and 4 pairs of kids’ gloves. I will be making the first trip with these donations either Monday or Tuesday of next week.

I want to express my sincerest gratitude to those who have helped us with this endeavor so far. Since the public is so willing to donate to the Healing Transitions, they have consistently been able to focus on helping participants on a path of recovery from substance abuse. This leads to them having one of the highest participant success rates in the country.

We deeply appreciate our community for their continued support of the Church of the Earth outreach program. We are very glad that we have found a way to work together in these difficult times. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

How it Works

In this time of Covid-19, we are doing this with an Amazon Wishlist. We created the wish list after talking with their community donations director about what is needed for the participants and their children in these bitterly cold winter months. When you purchase things from the list, they will be ship to our community outreach chairperson and he will be making regular trips to the facility to deliver the donations. This will allow you, our generous donors, to stay home and stay safe.

The need is great, with over 500 items on the list. Many hands make light work, though. Please share this widely on social media.

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

About Healing Transitions

They have a comprehensive recovery program and provide many classes to help people enter back in to society with the best chance possible for success. These classes include computer basics, how to write a resume, how to handle an interview, how to formulate and stick to a budget. These seem like fairly basic things, and yet it is an essential part of getting people back on their feet who have been suffering from addiction for most of their lives.

The facility is a long term treatment program that provides food, clothing and housing for its participants while they receive the treatment needed for their disease. While participants are in treatment they also provide food, clothing and school supplies for their children. The big thing about The Healing Transitions is the fact that their program is 100% free to it’s participants. As such, they rely entirely on donations to provide help to those who need it.

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