Mardi Bras RVA is Back!
How many pair of underwear do you have in your drawer right now? How many bras? When ‘that time of the month’ comes, do you wonder where you will obtain your supplies of pads or tampons? Sorry – if you are a guy and reading this, I dare you to ask your wife, daughter, sister, girlfriend, or mother these questions. I recently talked with a few women who used to be homeless and spent a lot of time on the street. They wondered about this every day… and every month. Supplies are NOT readily available for women who are homeless or on a low or restricted income. No – food stamps and other resources do NOT cover feminine protection. Then, I read this article…For Homeless Women, Getting Their Period Is One Of The Most Difficult Challenges which confirmed what I thought.
This is a problem that can be easily solved; and we decided to do something about it. So, here’s the deal. We are going to collect pads, tampons, new bras, new underwear and incontinence pads for women who are homeless or on low/restricted income! Keep reading! MARDI GRAS, where women bare their breasts for beads in New Orleans, is right around the corner. Instead of revealing our breasts, we are going to work at covering some! Join us for MARDI BRAS RVA 2016!!!
OPEN HOUSE DATES/TIMES:
Monday evening, 2/8 6p-8p
Tuesday morning, 2/9 10a-12noon
Check this out, friends! And learn how you can get involved with the Jobs for Life program for the men and women in the Richmond City Justice Center!
“I was in prison and you came to visit me… I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Matthew 25:36, 40
Hey, friends! We have EXCITING news to deliver! God has shown us favor in the city jail. He opened doors in the fall of 2015 for us to enter into the Richmond City Justice Center with Jobs for Life, a biblically based job preparation and life skills training program. We had our first graduation on December 17th! And, we will continue to make regular visits to continue to encourage these men in the job search and in their walk with or toward Christ. Meet our first 9 graduates!
Andre, Cary, Terrence, Rafphy, Ramon, Lynwood, Pavel, Tyrone, Iya
And – Andre was the first to get a job through work release after graduation and starts…
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