Mardi Bras RVA >> Plan B

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Hi, Friends and Neighbors!

I am overwhelmed at the generosity of each and every one of you! Seriously! This started out as a quick invitation to some friends, that has now exploded into a full movement! And… I couldn’t be more thrilled! Seriously! Even with the postponement due to the pending storm, I couldn’t be happier. WHY????? Because it gives us an extra week to tell more people and collect more bras, underwear, pads, tampons and such! WOO HOO!!!  Please help spread the word by forwarding this message to them!

So, here’s the latest…

NBC12 NEWS SEGMENT, Karla Redditte:


If you missed her Focus on Faith Segment on Wednesday, 2/4, you can see it here – NBC12 Interview and Video.  Karla and Matt (camera guy) were amazing and fun! So appreciate them!


Due to the pending snowstorm, we have rescheduled for next week!

Monday, February 23rd        5p – 8pm

Tuesday, February 24th        10a – 12noon


Miss Marti’s House, an urban ministry of Into The Neighborhood, Inc.                                        2101 Barton Avenue; Richmond, VA 23222


  • Underwear – all shapes, all sizes. Don’t forget larger sizes! Need solid white for Richmond City Justice Center. Other colors are good for other ministries.
  • Bras – all shapes, all sizes. Don’t forget larger sizes! Need solid white and NO WIRES!!! for Richmond City Justice Center. Other colors are good for other ministries.
  • Pads and Tampons


If you want to make a contribution, make your check to Into The Neighborhood and include a note that says Mardi Bras RVA, and we will use the funds to provide the necessary products. Mail it to:

Into The Neighborhood  2101 Barton Ave Richmond, VA 23222

We are thankful for these gifts and contributions:  A real answer to prayer!!!

GFC Catering for catering both gatherings.

The Cake Lady – for supplying beautiful cakes for both gatherings!


Check back often because we will update the list!


Because of deliveries like THIS…




and THIS!!!


we have gotten this….


And need your help filling it up!  We are so grateful to PODS for the generous gift to us! We have it temporarily to collect, sort and store all of your donations! WHAT A BLESSING!

Hope to see you in a week!

May God bless you for being a blessing to others,

for it is more blessed to give than receive. 



Wanna Help?

A number of people have contacted me recently wanting to know where we stand…are we a non-profit…how can they give to the work that we are doing in Southern Barton Heights, etc.  So, this is a quick post to explain.

Louis and I are still doing our due diligence on the whole non-profit thing.  Is it better to set up our own non-profit? continue to flow money they way that we have been? partner with another non-profit?  We haven’t landed on exactly what we are going to do just yet.  BUT, we would love to utilize any gifts or donations you would like to send our way. 

So, in the meantime…if you would like to make an end-of-the-year (actually we will take your gifts anytime of the year!!!) tax deductible donation, please write a check to my church, Commonwealth Chapel (placing m2h in the memo portion) and send it to:

Commonwealth Chapel
1836 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23220


Your gift will be used to meet the needs of the community, provide resources for the neighborhood kids, single moms, homeless, etc.  In addition, we are looking to partner with Jobs for Life next year to provide job skills training to youth and the un- and under-employed adults.  A lot is in the works!

Louis and I thank you for reading and for your support!  We are looking forward to what the future has to hold!  If you want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening…be sure to subscribe for updates by providing your email to the right!

Joy to the World and Peace on Earth!

Marti and Louis