Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016- 100,000th Diaper Distributed at The River

On Wednesday, July 20, 2106 we distributed our 100,000th diaper at 11 am to Jonnette Steptoe. Ms. Steptoe was one of the first mothers to be enrolled in our program in 2013 with her son Isaiah and continues in the program with her infant daughter Alivia. This diaper program for families in Washington County was started in February 2013 in direct response to the needs of the women we serve. The River has served nearly 250 children and currently have 103 children from 77 families receiving diapers monthly. A typical month sees 4,000 diapers leaving through The River’s doors. PHOTO: (from left to right) Our dependable River diaper crew at The River includes Amanda Brown, Sharon Minton, Susan Gibson, diaper participant Jonnette Steptoe holding her diapers that include the 100,000th diaper, and Marsha Garrison who heads up this program and has never missed a diaper day for the past three and a half years. Jonnette said, “I can’t believe that it is me who gets the 100,000th diaper! That is amazing! Praise the Lord and thank you!”

Monday, October 26, 2015

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The River's 5th Annual Craft Sale & Open House is coming up on First Friday, November 7th from 5-8 pm at 125 West Main Street in Johnson City. Please stop by and start your Christmas shopping while supporting The River for women and children in need. It is also a diaper drive for our Changing Lives From The Bottom Up diaper subsidy program. We could especially use size 4, 5, 6, and Pull-Ups. Contact 928-8111 for more information.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kim is showcasing the finished puzzle- the hardest puzzle completed at The River to date! It was a New York Times Crossword Puzzles in 2 parts. One was the clues and the other was the puzzle. It took our ladies weeks to complete them! If you visit The River you can see the over 130 completed puzzles hung on the walls in the back end of the building. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Joyful Noise River Choir at Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering May 2014

The Joyful Noise River Choir performed for the 2014 Presbyterian Women's Spring Gathering hosted at First Presbyterian Church on May 6, 2014. From left to right: Mama Shirley, Paula, Karen, Stella, Barbara, Karen, Shirley, Linda, Karen and Stacy.

Women In Hot Water River Art Sale April 2014

Lydia Wilson, artist and student at ETSU, led River Volunteers in an art therapy project called Women in Hot Water that was on display at the Nelson Fine Art Gallery in April 2014. 

Wonder Twin Power: Sister Love and Sister Light by Stacy Larsen

Sister Love by Stacy Larsen

Sister Light by Stacy Larsen, River Director

Queen of Stars by Annie Banaszak, River Assistant

Close us of stars and hearts in the pocket of Annie's doll.

Close up of the Queen of Stars by Annie Banaszak.

Face close up of Betsy Beaver, River Visionary, Volunteer, and Board Member. Note the laundry line over her head!

Close up of the family members in the pocket of Betsy's doll.
Betsy Beaver's doll.

Mischele Hart, River Board Member and Volunteer, created a doll quilt. 
Close up of Mischele Hart's doll quilt. 

Mischele Hart's doll face in close up.

Jamie Rowan, River Volunteer, beautiful doll.