On Aug. 2, 2019, Erin Langhofer, a social worker at Kansas City's Rose Brooks Center, was shot and killed during a First Fridays event in the Crossroads. Erin was a big fan of "comfy clothes," and in December 2019, the first Comfy Clothes Drive was held in the home of family friends to gather donations for RBC and honor Erin’s birthday. In 2021, volunteers collected a box truck full of clothing, along with $40,000 in cash donations to benefit the women and children at Rose Brooks Center.
This year’s drive will benefit Kansas City’s Healing House, a substance use disorder recovery organization that provides recovery housing and support for men and women. Healing House comprises 14 private homes and two apartment buildings; its newest home, Erin’s House, is currently undergoing renovation. Your cash donations to furnish Erin’s House will allow Healing House to purchase everything they will need to fill the house with love. In addition, this year, Do Good for Erin is seeking donations of Christmas morning PJs, robes, slippers and underwear for the 230 Healing House residents.
Your purchase of Do Good Merchandise, your donation to furnish Erin’s House, or your donation of Christmas morning clothing for the Healing House residents supports Do Good for Erin.
Healing House acquired a large older home acquired by Healing House in early 2022. It is currently being renovated to become a home for women working to regain custody of their children. It is being established to honor Erin, whose passion was helping those less fortunate. The funds for the purchase of the home were donated in 2019-2021. The purchase was completed in early 2022 and should be ready for occupancy in March 2023. Erin’s House will provide housing for six women and six children at a time, but the ripple effect on the families that are served will be felt for generations to come!
Built with Love 💙 Donor Wall
Erin’s House was initially purchased with loving contributions from many generous Langhofer family friends and Healing House supporters. Thank you to all who contributed. Now, work is beginning to transform the physical structure into a comfortable and nurturing home for Healing House moms and their young children. All donors supporting the purchase and/or renovation of Erin’s House with a gift of $250 or more will be recognized with a personalized heart on a large Built with Love Donor Wall inside the house. Gather a few friends, a group or a company to buy a heart!
Healing House Inc. is a substance use disorder recovery organization whose mission is to enrich the lives and spiritual well-being of all they serve and improve the safety and welfare of our community by equipping their residents with resources to maintain healthy, self-sufficient and purposeful lives.
Since 2002, Healing House has provided recovery housing and support that assists both men and women to experience long-term recovery from substance use disorders. Currently, Healing House serves 230 men, women and children who reside in 14 private homes and two apartment buildings. Last year, they helped more than 1,100 individuals on the road to recovery and meaningful substance abuse-free lives. For more information: https://www.healinghousekc.org/