Our Goal: Create and distribute at least 200 Baskets of Hope and Connection by the end of April.
We will collect donations on April 18. After assembling and sanitizing items, we will distribute baskets to our peer recovery support participants with the greatest need by the end of the month.
Here’s how you can help!
- Pick up a few items when you go to the store this week. Deliver them to Minnesota Recovery Connection for curbside drop off on Saturday, April 18 between noon and 3 p.m. Here’s a Shopping List. We need any items on this list, especially personal hygiene and household cleaning items.
- Make a mask and drop it off on April 18. If you are handy with a sewing machine, consider making masks for the recovery community! Here’s a recent how-to and pattern from the Washington Post.
- Write a message of hope and encouragement. You can either write a personal card and deliver it on April 18, or you can write a message here and we will put it on a card to add to a basket.
- Donate! We will use your donation to purchase gift certificates and other items for the baskets.
As we navigate these challenging times and Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been working hard to continue serving the recovery community in the most effective ways possible, while practicing social distancing to do our part to flatten the curve.
We’ve heard from our participants that, in addition to the important direct recovery support services we’re continuing to provide, they are often running low on basic supplies. In addition to helping sustain individuals’ and families’ recovery, these supplies offer stability and comfort in the face of uncertainty.
In the spirit of connection and service, MRC is assembling Baskets of Hope to provide to our participants and their families. From household cleaning materials to personal hygiene to gift cards, we will be delivering some much needed respite and relief.
We’re calling on you to help be that connection for those most in need and most at risk. We want Minnesota’s recovery community to know that we are here for anyone and everyone in need – through the daily work of recovery and especially in these difficult times.
We can and will overcome this together!
Drop off items on Saturday, April 18 between noon and 3 pm.
- Please donate items from this Shopping List. We are in most need of supplies such as personal hygiene and household cleaning items.
- Please donate new items. We cannot accept items that have been opened or partially used.
- Put items in a plastic or paper bag.
- Pull up to MRC on Saturday, April 18 between noon and 3 pm. We will be in the parking lot, wearing masks and gloves. You may pop your trunk, hand us items through your window, or get out of your car to place items in a designated area.