A percentage of sales from a Maui resident’s crafting business, Bag of Joy, will be donated to Malama Family Recovery Center (Malama Na Makua A Keiki) through the month of September. Joy Webster chooses a different nonprofit to receive the funds each month. Out of her studio in Makawao, Webster creates one-of-a-kind handmade products from recycled and repurposed fabrics, upholstery and linens as well as plastics, metals, found items, throwaways and other items such as embellishments, zippers and buttons.
Malama is the only women-specific addiction treatment center on Maui and the only place where young children can live with their mothers during the recovery process. Funds collected through September will support two of Malama’s key programs currently in need of money – the Early Learning Center, where all clients’ children receive free childcare and developmental screenings, as well as the BabySAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment) Program, which ensures at-risk pregnant women can access treatment and prenatal care so they can get clean and give birth to healthy babies.
“We are so grateful for Joy’s support of Malama and especially these two programs, which have such a tremendous impact on the lives of our clients, their children and their families,” said Malama Clinical Director Dr. Lisa Ponichtera. Purchases can be made online at www.BagofJoy.com. Items can be shipped throughout the U.S. as well as to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Japan.