Make a Difference: Mother's Retreat
WHO: Samantha, a 28-year-old woman.
AGENCY: Mother's Retreat, a Groton-based treatment program run by The Connection that helps pregnant and parenting women in recovery.
FAMILY SITUATION: Samantha is the single mother of a newborn son, two boys, ages 7 and 8, and a daughter, age 5. Samantha is kind-hearted and very empathetic to others in her situation. She is very interested in pursuing a career in mortuary sciences, and she is searching for a job and applying for housing.
WHAT TO GIVE: Weather-appropriate clothing, for Samantha, including size 13/14 jeans, large-sized shirts and x-large jacket, and hygiene products. Her infant son needs winter clothing size 3-6 months, size 1 diapers and age-appropriate toys. Her boys can use winter clothing, size 18-20 pants and x-large shirts (oldest son) and 8 pants and 8-10 size shirts (middle son). Her daughter can use winter clothes size 6 pants and 6 shirts. The family could also use grocery store gift cards, gift cards to local community stores (Dollar Tree, Walgreens, Dunkin Donuts, Walmart and Uber), movie tickets and SEAT bus tickets for job interviews.
TO DONATE: Contact Mother's Retreat at (860) 405-2107 and ask for Melanie.
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