Each client welcomed at The Next Door receives a Welcome Bag. The Welcome Bag is the first touch of respect from the community for a Next Door client. These bags represent our core values of encouragement, community, respect, hope, wholeness, faith and love. They are filled with items to help ease a client’s transition from addiction to a life transformed in recovery.
About 140 bags are needed each month.
Sponsoring a month of Welcome Bags is a great community service project for your church, school or business! Please email the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss sponsoring a month of Welcome Bags.
A completed Welcome Bag for our treatment clients includes the following items (with no additions, please). All the items are packed in reusable grocery totes.
- Reusable grocery tote
- 1 spiral notebook and 1 pen
- 1 reusable water bottle
- 1 Chapstick or lip balm
- An encouraging note
- Optional Item to Include: Life Recovery Bible