Editor: It has been the White Barn’s honor for several years to support the good work of Get On The Bus, a charity working to unite children with their mothers and fathers in prison. At the White Barn’s recent board of directors meeting, Joan Warner, a volunteer from St. Helena who has accompanied the bus for nine years, spoke about the positive long-term results of strengthening family ties for children of those incarcerated.
Get On The Bus offers free transportation for the children and their caregivers to visit the prison, provides travel bags for the children, comfort care bags for the caregivers, a photo of each child with his or her parent and meals for the day — all at no cost to the children’s family. On the bus trip home, following a four-hour visit, each child receives a teddy bear with a letter from their parent and post-event counseling.
Get On The Bus is a program of the Center for Restorative Justice Works, a nonprofit organization that unites children, families and communities. Please support our Sunday, Feb. 16, performance by the Fellows of the Orchestra Institute of Napa Valley at the White Barn in St. Helena to benefit Get On The Bus. See TheWhiteBarn.org or call the box office at 251-8715. The White Barn is located at 2727 Sulphur Springs Ave. in St. Helena.
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