By supporting TRI you are saying that you believe in second chances.


Donate or Volunteer

TRI appreciates both financial and tangible donations to help our clients transition successfully to self sufficiency. We also rely on the generosity of our community.  Sharing your talents, knowledge and your heart with our community can help to change lives one person at a time. 

Donate items like:

  • clothing
  • interview hygiene products
  • coats and outdoor wear
  • gift cards
  • bus passes
  • phonecards
  • household items
  • laptops
  • furniture
  • office supplies

Make a donation to change a life:

  • $5,000 trains 4 new instructors in our provide cognitive behavioral programming
  • $2,500 support  one woman’s stay at the TRI apartment for 6 months
  • $1,000 provides family reconciliation support.
  • $500 subsides ongoing support for one mentor
  • $250 provides down payment assistance through a matched savings program
  • $175 sponsors a year-long gym membership for a TRI resident
  • $100 buys emergency clothing and food for a week
  • $50  buys a bus pass to get to and interview, work or school
  • $25  insures a fresh set of bed linens upon entering the TRI Apartment

“We will ultimately not be judged by our technology; we won’t be judged by our design; we won’t be judged by our intellect and reason. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society . . . by how they treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.”

Bryan Stevenson, TED talk

If you didn’t grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the “hidden rules” that govern many aspects of life for the poor. People in poverty are often in survival mode, where the future holds no promise, and support systems, taken for granted in middle class, and wealth are nonexistent. If your business, agency or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper understanding of their challenges—and strengths—will help you partner with them to create opportunities for success.

From Bridges out of Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, PhD, et al.


When many of our participants leave prison and jail, they have nothing.  All the basic hygiene items we take for granted are highly valued essentials for those returning to the community.   TRI likes to welcome back our participants with backpacks that are filled with items that will meet not only their basic needs but will also help them transition more effectively. Having all their items in one place that is also portable is vital.  Please review the lists below and if you are able to make a donation of any or all of the items, including the backpack, we would be very grateful.


The Reentry Initiative is now registered on AmazonSmile, a program that turns your everyday online shopping experience into an opportunity to give. For every item you purchase with Smile, Amazon will donate .5% of each item’s price to the Reentry Initiative. This comes at no extra cost to you, and it helps get much-needed funds to women reentering their local community after prison.

It’s easy to sign up—visit (or click the graphic on the right) and log in to your regular Amazon account. Select The Reentry Initiative in Longmont, Colorado as your charity of choice. Then, just shop like you usually would! For as long as you use AmazonSmile, you’ll be giving back to your community at the same time.

The Reentry Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the state of Colorado.