One: Gas Gift Cards
The Restored Wings Program runs from roughly 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday thru Thursday. During this time, residents are participating in group therapy, individual therapy, life-skills classes, and going to medical appointments. The program is formatted to create structure, which is extremely important during the early stages of healing.
While most of our groups are done in-house, we take the residents to their individual therapy appointments, medical appointments, and nightly classes/support groups. Our Resident Advocate is busy during the day driving residents to and from these appointments and meetings. One of our greatest needs is gas gift cards – we typically go through $45 of gas per week. We would love to find a “gas sponsor” who would help us cover this cost.
Two: Community Outing Certificates
In the Restored Wings Program, Fridays are set up as an opportunity for residents to relax, have fun, and bond with one another. We do this by having “Community Outings,” where residents, accompanied by a staff member, participate in a fun activity outside of the Restored Wings Home. They enjoy going to a movie, going out to eat, walking around the park, going to a museum, etc. We feel these community outings are important to healing and bonding, however, with each resident that enters the program, our community outing costs increase. We are looking for businesses and individuals who are willing to donate fun activities for residents to do – putt putt golf, movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, shopping gift cards, etc.
Three: Grocery Gift Cards
When residents enter the program, our Day Resident Advocate helps them create a meal plan and helps them set nutrition goals. Residents typically cook and eat healthy meals together. Rejuvenating Women even has a few volunteers who come in once a month to teach residents new recipes and how to cook as a life-skill. Perishable groceries for residents typically cost $150 per week. We would love to partner with individuals who would be willing to sponsor a week of groceries for the residents. Depending on sales, we shop at Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Bakers.