That's a good idea for a church charity project: Limited in scope because it's a volunteer gig, but targeted toward a real, tangible need that helps facilitate prisoner re-entry. Hopefully Congress will pass the Second Chance Act this year to expand funding for re-entry programs including religious projects like The Lost Closet.
The Lost Closet, a nonprofit ministry that gives outfits to women preparing to leave prison, welcomes donations of new and gently used women's clothing, especially jeans and plus-size items.
It also accepts monetary donations.
For more information, contact founder Linda Ann White at 336-1174 or the Leander Assembly of God at 259-4131. Learn more at www.thelostcloset.org.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
The Lost Closet
Here's a neat religious prison ministry I'd not heard about: Linda Ann White of Leander has created "The Lost Closet," a nonprofit that gives clothes to women leaving prision, focused on a women's unit in Burnet County in the Texas Hill Country. The Austin Statesman has a nice article about the group today: