MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Mercy Manor helps women in recovery

Most recent partnership programming includes: Edgemont Community Solar Garden. “Each lady has her own garden area, for growing vegetables,” explains Hudson-Banner. “Central State University provides agriculture and nutritional classes. Montgomery County Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Programs offer Relapse Prevention Groups. “

Pandemic presents added challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a unique challenge to an organization that prioritizes peer interaction, peer support and participation in 12-step programs. “We had to function with essential virus mitigation standards that mandated awareness, such as adhering to social distancing, limited attendance in public places, and wearing masks,” says Hudson-Banner. “Health and safety have required Mercy Manor to move forward with virus mitigation procedures the best way we could to concurrently maintain a strong social model environment.”

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She says there was also a substantial challenge with the inability to have 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 the Ohio Recovery Housing with the State.

Here’s what they need:

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

Women going to Independent Living Apartments need:

  • Floor and table lamps, light bulbs, mops, brooms, scrub buckets, trash cans for kitchen or bathroom
  • Rugs for kitchen or bathroom, bath mats, shower curtains
  • Coffee makers, toaster ovens, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, 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’re asked to call ahead to schedule a drop-off time. The number to call is 937-268-0282.

Other ways to help:

  • Annual Founder’s Day Luncheon celebrating 31 years of service, 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 am Friday, July 28 at Meadowbrook Golf Club, 6001 Salem Ave., Clayton. The golf fee is $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|homelesswomen|addiction|abuse.

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

Hannah’s Treasure Chest, the children’s charity based in Centerville, 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 toys and clothing for Christmas, along with a family gift and a gift card for Christmas dinner.

The Giving Angels team will work 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 mail to 124 Westpark Rd. Centerville OH 45459. The Centerville warehouse will be closed for the holidays and its annual audit and reopen on Jan. 17.

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Meredith Moss writes about Dayton-area nonprofit organizations and their specific needs. If your group has a wish list it would like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: meredith.moss@coxinc.com.

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