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COVID-19-Specific DONATIONS

We have special needs during the COVID-19 precautions, especially for those without consistent access to even basic resources like soap & water. We need hand sanitizer, latex gloves, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, & disinfecting products. Additionally, we could use small bottles (to distribute hand sanitizer) and food containers (ziploc bags, plastic containers, etc.). Contact info@newleafnewlife.org if you have questions, or call 812-355-6842. ... A full list of our usual needed items is below, too.

We have even more recently come upon a need for tents, tarps, rain gear (umbrellas and raincoats), blankets, & thermometers!

And with increased client needs - individuals being released & needing resources & help planning for the future - our staff is working at capacity, and we are working to pay them & keep the lights on.  Financial donations are thus perhaps even more critical right now.

GoFundMe COVID-19 Response Campaign

As mentioned, we are currently in need of money more than anything, in order to support more in-depth case management and support for post-release, as well as hygiene and medical workshops for disenfranchized community members. See our GoFundMe page for info & easy ways to donate.
You can donate to New Leaf - New Life, by providing Needed Items or Financial Donations - more information is below!

Financial Donations

Financial donations are essential for New Leaf – New Life to pay normal operating expenses and to expand our activities so that we can do more for current prisoners and, especially, for those returning to society.
Donations are accepted through PayPal!  It's easy, painless, & helps out a great cause!  Click the Donate button above to be taken to a secure page for donations.  (Note: New Leaf – New Life is a 501 c3 tax-deductible nonprofit organization.) New Leaf is currently serving as a fiscal sponsor for Hotels for Homeless, so there is a drop-down option for donating to them, as well.
What does your money get you?
  • $500 pays for a first course at Ivy Tech for an ex-offender
  • $250 pays for precious bath soap & toiletry prizes for a month of Jail BINGO
  • $100 pays pays for printing 60 re-entry guidebooks for inmates
  • $50 pays for work shoes for an ex-offender
  • $25 pays for prescription glasses for an inmate

Needed Items

New Leaf – New Life accepts donations of used clothing, shoes, and books, and we are currently in need of clothing. We give these items to ex-offenders to help them get established in community life. Some specific needs we have are:
  • Men's clothing
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Backpacks (to carry their belongings in, especially for those experiencing homelessness)
  • Underwear, both men's & women's
  • Non-slip shoes, both men's & women's
  • Socks, wool & cotton
  • Wool hats
  • Rain ponchos, emergency blankets, & hand warmers
  • Hygiene products
  • Gift cards
  • Hygiene products: shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, razors, shaving cream
  • Reading glasses
  • Standard wooden pencils (not mechanical) & pocket planners (for 2019)
Donated items can be dropped off at the Transition Support Center (1010 S. Walnut, Suite H) during its normal working hours, M-F, 10am-4pm.

Other Ways to Donate

Use Amazon Smile to contribute while shopping!
Or shop and donate via FundSponge!