Business sponsor Begin Fitness and owner/LHGC member Julia Franklin graciously offered up its beautiful new studio as a place to get together for a group volunteer project while socializing.
Members used donated and purchased items to pack up 20 backpacks for The Reentry Initiative (TRI), which provides support for women transitioning out of incarceration with a mission of restoring lives, reconciling families, and renewing communities. TRI was the recipient of our Fall 2017 grant of $5,000 aimed at Empowering Women.
Every participant in the program receives a backpack upon release from prison, filled with toiletries and items that will help them get through their first few days following release. Kristi Hornick, the Executive Director of TRI, joined us at the event and was able to share with us some of the happenings at TRI and how the backpacks will be put to use.