‘We all have a family member or people we know who have gone through something like this,’ said Schaich, of La Puente. ‘So this seemed like a good way to help out.’ Last year, they donated baskets to a women’s shelter in Pasadena. This holiday, they helped residents at the Covina recovery home. They also plan to deliver gifts to the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter in Whittier. ‘It’s a way to give back to the community and to remind us that we should be grateful for what we have,’ said Barbara Whitlatch of La Habra. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Schaich opened the back of a Chevy Suburban parked in the lot at Stepping Stones Recovery Home in Covina on Friday and scooped up an armload of gifts. She was one of several women from the Whittier area who dropped off 43 baskets stuffed with cosmetics, socks, sponges and slippers at the home, which provides support, job training and other services to alcohol- and drug-addicted women. ‘Many of the women who come here come with just the clothes on their back,’ said Patricia Flood, program manager for the home. ‘So to have something of their own like this will mean so much to them.’ The baskets will be distributed to Stepping Stones Recovery Home’s 17 women residents and also to women at the Colby House, a recovery home for addicted women who are pregnant or have children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Workers at the home said they planned to surprise the residents with the gifts when they returned from an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Friday afternoon. ‘It means gifts when normally they wouldn’t get any,’ said Jill Schneiter, the executive director of Stepping Stones. The Whittier women started out as a group of about five friends who met regularly to do crafts about five years ago. A few years ago, the group came up with the idea of donating gift baskets to women’s shelters. About 20 women are now involved in the project.
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