River Art Bags

From April through July The River created and distributed over 300 River Art Bags for children aged 3-10. To coincide with Diaper Day, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday a new bag was created to provide tools and supplies to create open ended art. These were a big hit with our families and we are going to make this an annual event during the summer months. 

Just look at those smiles!

Terry sharing  Art Bag #1

One of our kiddos at home using supplies.

Amanda sharing Art Bag

50 bags were shared each distribution day. 

Items in River Art Bag #3

River Art Bag #4 materials

River Art Bag #1 materials

River Art Bag #6 materials


Christmas Fruit Baskets

The River distributed 50 fruit baskets to guests on December 18th . Thank you to WUJ County Medical Alliance and everyone else who donated items for the baskets.

      The J. Walter Brown Changing Lives From The Bottom Up Diaper 
         Subsidy Program

Diaper days are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9 am to 12 noon. We serve families residing within Washington County, TN and work with children up to the age of three. To register for the program, just come to a diaper day and bring proof of address (driver's license, utility bill, lease agreement, etc.) and proof of your child's birthdate (birth certificate, TN Care card, shot record) and we will get you registered into the program. We provide wipes on the first Wednesday each month and 28 diapers per child each diaper day for a total of 672 diapers a year. Also, thanks to funding through the Mooneyhan Family Foundation, we distribute a copy of Mr. Fred Rogers' book Going Potty to each child when they turn two years old. 

Want to Lend a Helping Hand?

The River has the best donors in town! Here is a list of in-kind donations that we always need, don't accept, and our wish list. Items can be brought to The River during hours of operation and are always appreciated! Thanks for your kindness!

      Welcome Home Program

     This is for individuals or families who are homeless in Washington County, TN who are
                    moving into a home.

 All you need is a referral letter dated within 20     days before or 20 after the move in date from a partnering agency, a picture ID, and a copy of     your current lease or rental agreement.  

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