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MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Mercy Manor helps women in recovery

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The most recent partnership programming includes: Edgemont Community Solar Garden. “Each lady has her own garden, to grow vegetables,” says Hudson-Banner. Central State University offers courses in agriculture and nutrition. Montgomery County Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Awareness Programs offers relapse prevention groups. “

The pandemic presents additional challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge for an organization that prioritizes peer interaction, peer support and participation in 12-step programs. “We had to operate with essential virus mitigation standards that mandated awareness, such as adhering to social distancing, limiting attendance in public places, and wearing masks,” says Hudson-Banner. “Health and Safety has compelled Mercy Manor to advance virus mitigation procedures in the best possible way to simultaneously maintain a strong social model environment.”

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She says there was also a significant challenge with the inability to hold the organization’s annual fundraiser since 2019. “However, in 2023 we will have our first in-person Founder’s Day luncheon.”

Mercy Manor is a service provider for the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS Board). And a certified associate member of Ohio Recovery Housing with the state.

Here’s what they need:

  • large kitchen trash bags
  • Paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues
  • Liquid hand soap, liquid dishwashing detergent, automatic dishwashing detergent
  • Furniture varnish
  • Laundry
  • Lysol, Pine-Sol or equivalent
  • Glass cleaner, Comet, Soft Scrub
  • Personal hygiene products: soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, petroleum jelly, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair spray.
  • Alarm clocks, clock radios, umbrellas, postage stamps for personal correspondence, batteries of all sizes for personal CD players, cameras or radios, etc.

Women going to independent living apartments need:

  • Floor lamps and table lamps, light bulbs, mops, brooms, scouring buckets, trash cans for the kitchen or bathroom
  • Kitchen or bathroom mats, bath mats, shower curtains
  • Coffee makers, toaster ovens, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, televisions, DVD players, etc.
  • Kroger, Walmart gift cards for food for new residents

Drop off your donations at 23 Grosvenor Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45417. You are asked to call ahead to schedule a drop off time. The number to call is 937-268-0282.

Other ways to help:

  • Annual Founders Day Luncheon Celebrating 31 years of service, it will be held at noon on Saturday, March 18, at the Presidential Banquet Center. Check the website for more information.
  • An annual Charity golf tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, July 28 at Meadowbrook Golf Club, 6001 Salem Ave., Clayton. Golf fees are $100 per person and sponsorships are available. Check the website for more information.
  • Speakers are available for group presentations or additional information. Call Barbara Hudson-Banner at 937-268-0282 or 937-554-2239.

Website: Mercy Manor|homeless women|addiction|abuse.

Help Hannah’s Treasure Chest make Christmas special for over 1,000 children

Hannah’s Treasure Chest, the Centerville-based children’s charity, has a Christmas program called “Giving Angels” to help local children in need. This year, the organization is helping more than 1,000 children with new Christmas toys and clothes, as well as a family gift and Christmas dinner gift card.

The Giving Angels team will be working until Christmas Eve to ensure that every child and family receives something special for Christmas – if you would like to contribute financially, please visit https://www.hannahstreasure.org/donations/donate-now/ or by mail to 124 Westpark Rd. Centerville OH 45459. The Centerville warehouse will be closed for the holidays and its annual audit and will reopen January 1st. 17.

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Meredith Moss writes about Dayton-area nonprofits and their specific needs. If your group has a wishlist they’d like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: meredith.moss@coxinc.com.

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