In January we will be collecting Food Lion and Walmart gift cards, paper towels, and large trash bags for the residents of Benevolence Farm. This residential program helps incarcerated women reenter society and address their many needs. Almost half the women do not have a stable place to live, few have job skills, and many are dealing with addiction or mental health issues. One-third of women return to prison within three years of their release. Benevolence Farm grows and sells fresh produce, flowers and herbs and manufactures body care products. Residents make, package, and sell the body care products with all the proceeds going back into the program and paying residents’ wages. These body care products are now available for sale on the table below the Missions Bulletin Board at the church. A collection bin will be placed outside near the CDC entrance.
Sketch courtesy of Mebane Urban Sketching Group