Ok, so after much consideration, I am going to donate time & resources to this organization in the coming year:
Harm Reduction Action Center
231 E. Colfax Ave | Denver, CO, 80203 | (303)572-7800
At its simplest, it is the Denver needle exchange. At its most, it provides community to those suffering from Substance Use Disorder. See their flier below for more info on HRAC.
I want a chance to explain why I have chosen them. Every morning, after I wake up and consciously realize that he is gone, I think, “Oh Char, if you could have only waited a few more months, our financial situation improved where we could have helped more, treatment would have been available to you” with MAT, with expanded access to treatment etc. I remember listening to Director Lisa Raville at a hearing and she was saying that her place was created to keep them alive until they could get help. SO, much as I approve and support treatment of any kind, my son never got that chance. I couldn’t keep him alive until the cavalry showed up. So, this seems the most appropriate place for me to help.
I would like to start by donating 100 drawstring backpacks that will include the following(all items that Director Lisa Raville says they need the most):
1 drawstring backpack
1 beanie hat
1 pair gloves
1 pair of wool socks
I found all of these things on Amazon in bulk pricing. Based on bulk pricing and on their projected delivery dates, if I can place the order by December 13, the cost per bag to get these assembled in time for Christmas will be: $10/bag.
In addition to this, I am asking Katie to look through her photo archives and come up with beautiful, inspiring pictures to print on post cards to slip into the bags.
In the donation form, there is a space for you to write a short note that we will include on the other side of the photo card – send words of hope, love and inspiration.
I know that you may be getting hit up with asks from different people, but, I respectfully ask if you would donate $10 to pay for 1 of these bags.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.