Florida DOC has no funding for recreation. When my daughter was first incarcerated (Lowell Annex) she went to the Wellness Center to see what was available to do and they basically had nothing. Inmates were putting together old puzzles where the picture had worn off, the one basketball was only partially inflated and they had volleyball nets but no volleyballs. They did have some exercise classes but not a lot of equipment. The Wellness Center is always in need of donations and you can either send a donation via Amazon or if you have some games, puzzles etc. that you want to donate you can download a Donation Form fill it out and send it with your donation.
BOOKS and MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS
Reading is a good pastime for the women and donating novels or self-help books is always appreciated. You can also send books directly to inmates through Barnes and Noble. Magazine subscriptions are especially appreciated and very reasonably priced. I send my daughter National Geographic and the Yoga Journal. There are many magazine subscriptions you can get on Amazon or on any magazine subscription website.
There are many indigent women who have no monetary support on the outside and need the basics like soap, shampoo, deodorant and so forth. They get one small hotel bar of soap each month and no shampoo or deodorant. They have to wait for donations to come in every 90 days which there are not very many of. A lot of times the donations are hotel size shampoos that need to last for 90 days. You can go to the Dollar Tree and fill up a small box and send it with a Donation Form. The forms for each facility are on the Facilities page.
All donations will go to helping incarcerated women in Florida.
(I am not as of yet a non-profit)
A kind gesture can reach a wound that
only compassion can heal.
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