The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) will be collecting donations via drop off box in the Caster building on the University of Pennsylvania Campus. The address is 3701 Locust Walk and the building is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm on weekdays. We will be collecting coats for folks up until February when our last clients are released. We're accepting both men and women's clothing and have a particular need for larger men's sizes in coats. If you are unable to drop off the coats/winter gear or want more information you can call (215)573-7942.
The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) was established in 2011 to address the growing epidemic of mass incarceration and the many barriers individuals incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS) face upon release. By equipping Masters of Social Work (MSW) students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the criminal justice field, the GRI uniquely addresses the barriers to successful reentry. Because of its person-centered and holistic approach, the social work profession is especially well equipped to address the interwoven issues faced by individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated.