In conjunction with Bucks County Children & Youth Services, mothers’ needs will be identified, and through community donations and in partnership with RePlay Toys, a children’s consignment shop in Warminster, KMF will be able to provide items to help mothers in recovery better take care of their children.
“Bringing our community together to donate critical children’s items not only raises awareness of the addiction epidemic, but also aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction,” said KMF President Annemarie Murphy.
“By alleviating some of the physical needs associated with raising children, we are hopeful that it will help these women as they continue on their path to long-term recovery.”
“This program will change our community of mothers and children in ways that are immeasurable,” said SOAR Program Director Renee Calhoun. “It means a lot to these women to have the support of the community that they haven’t felt while they were in the midst of their addiction.”
SOAR Corp is accepting new or gently used donations of basic and critical children’s items such as clothing, diapers/wipes, Pack’n’Plays, strollers, and small toys/books.
Donations can be dropped off at SOAR Corp, located at 655 Louis Drive, Warminster, Tuesday through Thursday between noon and 2:00pm.
In addition to SOAR Corp, Inc., KMF also supports all 38 Bucks County Police departments, homeless suffering from addiction, Bucks County Drug Court, youth impacted by Substance Abuse, a women’s recovery art and music therapy program, students developing solutions to real-life problems, a recovery program for incarcerated women, enhancements to a women’s sobriety residence, and toiletries for individuals entering a recovery home.
PHOTO CAP: Kaitlin Murphy Foundation president Annemarie Murphy (center) presents a check to Anthony Fluellen and Renee Calhoun for a storage unit to house children’s items for Mothers in Recovery in Bucks County.