February 7, 2022
THE PRODUCTION FARM JOINS FORCES WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO FILL COMMUNITY NEED FOR HYGIENE AND PERSONAL CARE ITEMS IN MANITOWOC AND SHEBOYGAN COUNTIES
The Production Farm (TPF), a non-profit mental and behavioral health service agency that specializes in person-centered, creative programs offered through the lens of trauma-informed care, is working alongside several community partners in Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties to collect and distribute hygiene and personal care items to neighbors in need. The effort is part of the annual Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive presented by The Family Radio Network. The most urgently needed items include:
WHEN & WHERE:
Items will be collected from February 13 – March 6 at regional locations of lead sponsors Festival Foods and Walgreens. Dozens of other businesses and organizations will also be collecting items within their offices, community groups and businesses.
The drive benefits The Production Farm’s work Manitowoc County, as well as in Sheboygan County where the organization is already offering services and is actively working to purchase a new facility (pending official closing and announcement). Personal care items are available at no cost to those served at The Production Farm’s flagship campus in Whitelaw. In the Sheboygan area, the drive will help re-establish a much needed “pantry” to offer these critical hygiene items free to those in need.
More broadly, The Family Radio Network’s annual Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive works with area homeless coalitions to stock the shelves of 90+ homeless and crisis programs in 19 Wisconsin communities in the station’s listening areas.
In 2021, generous community members at 750+ businesses, churches, and schools throughout The Family Radio Network’s listening areas hosted collection boxes and donated $503,000 worth of needed hygiene items to local crisis programs. The drive has provided more than $4.2 million worth of hygiene supplies to local crisis programs and those they serve over the past 30 years.
More information about the full scope of the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive can be found on the radio station’s website at https://www.thefamily.net/community/help-for-the-homeless-official/.
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About The Production Farm
The Production Farm originated in New York with a group of celebrated figures of stage, television and film who wanted to give youth in need of mental and behavioral health care alternative opportunities to learn, grow and heal. Inspired by the life of late friend and fellow founding mentor Robert Goldberg, Actor Wyatt Kuether, a Sheboygan, Wisconsin native, successfully brought a variation of the original pilot program back to his home state in 2014.
The initial success of The Production Farm in Wisconsin led to the 2016 purchase of a peaceful and picturesque 10-acre farm in Whitelaw, Wisconsin. “The Farm” serves as the organization’s main campus, where a growing number of young people receive a wide array of mental and behavioral health care offerings that are non-traditional, person-centered and trauma-informed. Individuals in care are supported by a creative care team working together to tailor and adapt custom programs that encourage those served to play, connect and grow in safe and meaningful ways.
For more information, visit https://theproductionfarm.org.
Maggie Baum, 608-438-2814
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