Thanks, and stay tuned for more posts on the issues that matter to those released from prisons and jails.

THANKS to all who donated and to those who supported New Beginnings Work by following my journey. $4106 was raised and each organization is getting checks for $1026.50.   Copies of the checks are above (with account number and signature not showing). Plus – the other photo is me post-cycling event – at Chaco Canyon last weekend!

The website, is de-activated for donations and tomorrow I will officially “close” it, though I am told it will be archived in case anyone wants to look at the posts or photos.

I delivered personally the check to Crossroads for Woman on August 11 and am also
hand-delivering Wings for Life its check at the August 22 Back-to-School Fashion Show at Second Presbyterian Church.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake and Volunteers of America Chesapeake in the Baltimore Metro Area have received their checks as well.

If anyone wants “New Beginnings Work” memorabilia, there are t-shirts, caps, mugs, duffel bags, and so forth on the Cafe Press site, which will remain active.  My sister Kathleen designed the New Beginnings Work logo and I think it is wonderful!

I will still be working toward the reduction of recidivism and improving prison conditions and job opportunities by continuing to volunteer with Wings for Life, the Prison Reform Ministry, and the Returning Citizens Collaborative.  My photography and other personal projects are also important to me  so I will make sure I have time for that as well.

If anyone is interested in future information on issues relating to the formerly incarcerated, aka returning citizens, I will continue to write about stories, events and issues here, so stay tuned.

I’ll also keep the Facebook page active to write about the obstacles faced by those released from prisons and positive stories as well about those who succeed, changes in laws / policies that are beneficial, and various events.   If you “like” that page you’ll receive those updates, too.

SO THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND INTEREST FROM ME AND ON BEHALF OF THESE 4 NONPROFITS!!!!!  It was quite the journey and I’m glad I did it – but I am also very happy now to be riding on the Bosque Trail – much flatter, less humid and most important, very safe.



2 thoughts on “Thanks, and stay tuned for more posts on the issues that matter to those released from prisons and jails.

  1. Thank you for keeping me in touch. I sent a note (see below) on 17 August after a meeting with Laurel Wyckoff. Now I wonder if you changed your email address. Glad you are involved in changing the world. John

    Hi Lindsay, In asking Laurel Wyckoff if she knew about MATCH New Mexico when we met today, she said all she knew had been gained from you. I am glad you are continuing your commitment to improving educational outcomes in New Mexico working with that important collaborative.

    Many things are happening with this organization. There are wonderful advances, challenges;fundraising is a continuing concern.

    If you are interested in representing MATCH New Mexico within the MISSION:GRADUATE program as a designated volunteer, or if you just want to get caught up with your fine work with us in the past, I would be pleased to see you.

    I was glad to read your account of travels to the south and east. I sensed it was a gratifying project and success was experienced every day of the adventure.

    Thank you. John

    John R. Graham, MD FRCPC FAPAFounding Director and ChairMATCH New Mexico505.780.5953

    John R. Graham, MD FRCPC FAPAFounding Director and ChairMATCH New Mexico505.780.5953505.620.0161


    1. Hi John. Thanks for the kudos regarding the cycling adventure. It was harder than I expected, but I met many great people, learned a lot, and expanded my knowledge of the re-entry network. And, yes, I got your email. I’ll respond shortly. – Lindsay


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