New Beginnings Boutique and Thrift was opened by Akron Say No to Dope, Inc. as an ongoing fundraiser to help open and sustain transitional living houses in our area. Addicts can stay in these houses after detox while awaiting an available place in a rehabilitation treatment program. The waiting period can be anywhere from 30 days to a few months; this seems to be the period when people relapse because they don’t have anywhere to go but back onto the streets.
In an effort to assist people who are finding their way through the recovery process, our missions emphasis for the month of January will be to provide the following travel size hygiene items:
· Shampoo & Conditioner
· Body Wash
· Bars of Soap
· Hand Sanitizer
Please place the suggested items in the marked bin near the kiosk in the fellowship hall during the month of January. Rick Lewis will deliver our donations at the end of the month as he volunteers several times each week at New Beginnings.