Steps in the Right Direction

Nancy* is in recovery from drug and substance abuse. For several years she battled addiction before finally seeking help and getting herself clean. Nancy came to ECCCM immediately following her in-patient program needing help with a food program while she got back on her feet.
As she was working with her case manager, Sherry, she asked about the clothing vouchers we offer to those who qualify. She said, “I never thought about asking for clothing, because I always figure there are people less fortunate than me who need it. However, I am working towards a new job, and I could really use some dresses and shoes, so that I will look nice for work.”
As Sherry finished processing everything for Nancy, she told Nancy she could go over to the thrift store to find some clothing items that would help her on her recovery journey. Nancy thanked Sherry and said, “I have been in your store before. I know that you have some great things in there, and I am so excited! As she chose her new clothing, she was all smiles as she walked out of Thrifty Threads and Treasures with some beautiful dresses and shoes to help her on her way. Thank you for donating wonderful items which help those in need to move forward and away from the need of assistance. Your donations make all the difference!
* Name has been changed to maintain client confidentiality.