THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — It’s one Bronx woman’s personal mission this Mother’s Day: to give a special surprise to over 20 moms at one Manhattan residential treatment facility.
Lynne Corry, from the Bronx, knows what it’s like to be homeless, addicted to drugs and hopeless. She turned her life around, and now — 25 years later — she’s returning to the same treatment facility that saved her life.
For decades, Corry has been helping moms in need. This time, she put together gift bags with dresses, underwear, jewelry, and personal hygiene products.
Corry delivered the gift bags to 20 unsuspecting moms at the Young Mothers Program, which is operated by Samaritan Daytop Village on the Upper West Side — just in time for Mother’s Day.
“It’s an inside job,” she said. “Sometimes when you look good, you feel good. One day at a time — that’s the message,” said Corry.
Corry told PIX11 News she hit rock bottom back in 1996. After her son was born, she knew she had to get help for her addiction and made a drastic change. She now runs a nonprofit called “Giving Friends” in the Bronx.
Corry gives all year round, from delivering much-needed supplies to families in crisis to holding toy drives. You can get more information and support her work by going to the Giving Friends website.