Monday, October 7, 2013

Happy Birthday to The River
October 2004-October 2013
do a drive by to see the new window display

Don't forget to bring diapers (especially sizes 4 and 5 and Pull Ups for boys or girls) to The River Craft Sale and Open House to help our diaper subsidy program called Changing Lives From The Bottom Up. Thanks!

Sunday, October 6, 2013


THE RIVER CRAFT SALE AND OPEN HOUSE IS FIRST FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 FROM 6-8 PM AT 125 WEST MAIN STREET. These are just a couple of the items that will be on sale: Antique Baby Cradle hand painted by Cynthia Erdei with bedding made by Debbie Lewis. Pillows hand-made and painted by Betsy Beaver. Shell swan (perfect for your holiday table) is a one of a kind item crafted by Betsy Beaver. Other items include designed mugs, quilts, hand sewn dolls, ornaments, dried herbs from The River Garden, and so much more. All sales go toward The River ministry. Performance by The Joyful Noise River Choir, hot cider and fellowship. Please contact 926-8111 to learn more.

If you have a craft or artwork to donate to the sale, please contact Stacy Larsen at 926-8111. All donations are tax-deductible donations.  WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

River Needs

Hey River Friends-We are in desperate need of the following items- paper towels, garbage bags, Windex, Clorox wipes, bleach, individually wrapped snacks, water bottles, Clorox all purpose spray. Items can be brought to The River between the hours of 8-2:30 (we are out the door at 3 pm) on Monday through Friday.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Les Miserables and The River

On January 31st a group of ladies from The River who have been weekly participants of Friday's GOOD TO KNOW life skill classes were treated to a movie courtesy of an anonymous donor. We went to Les Miserables and we loved it! We had such a great time and all of us had our tissues for the sad parts. Here are our ladies in front of the movie poster outside of the Carmike Theater in Johnson City. The Good To Know classes are every Friday at 10 am and provide information on a variety of life topics that help to enrich the lives of the women at The River. We have had such good attendance, that we wanted to give the ladies a reward- Ginger said she had not been to the movies since 1981, and Shelia said, "We have worked hard all our lives, we deserve to be treated to a movie today."

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Changing Lives From The Bottom Up!

     Mothers in need have children in need. Did you know that a recent national study found that 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers for their children? The lack of diapers effects the child's health and safety and the mother's well being and self-esteem. The River is proud to announce that it has been awarded $5,000.00 from the Harris Fund of Washington County East Tennessee Foundation to create a diaper subsidy distribution program called "Changing Lives From The Bottom Up." We will be preparing to start the program by early spring and will work on changing the lives of the women and children we serve from the bottom up!