My 12 Step Store Donates Two Checks for $2020 to the Van Ness Recovery House


News Desk

January 21, 2020

My 12 Step Store, the recovery gift and book store in West Hollywood, kicked off 2020 with the presentation of two checks in the amount of $2,020.00 for a total donation of $4,040.00 to benefit the Van Ness Recovery House (VNRH).

The donation is the result of a holiday campaign where the recovery store pledged to donate 20% of its in-store retail sales during the month of December, 2019. The amount was modified to reflect the roaring 2020s. My 12 Step Store associates invited Van Ness Recovery House Alumni to join in delivering the checks.

“Thank you to all the wonderful holiday shoppers who supported our campaign, and making it successful,” RJ Holguin, the founder and owner of My 12 Step Store stated. “We had such wonderful comments from store guests familiar with the treatment services provided by the Van Ness Recovery House. They were so delighted to be a part of this contribution.”

Holguin is a VNRH alumnus. He is currently 33 years sober and serves on the VNRH board.

“This is a small amount of money compared to the amount it takes to operate all the services of the Van Ness House, but this was very heartfelt, and everyone’s financial support in any amount is always needed,” he added. “One of the best parts of this campaign was going to the Van Ness Recovery House and standing on the infamous staircase in the foyer with fellow alumnus holding the giant checks. The alumni expressed personal gratitude for the gift of recovery and everything they learned as residents of the Van Ness Recovery House.”

Van Ness Recovery House opened a 20-bed residential treatment facility in 1973 serving the LGBT community. VNRH was one of the first to welcome persons with HIV and AIDS into residential addiction recovery treatment. Since then, VNRH has served thousands of individuals struggling with substance related disorders. VNRH provides client-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-orientated services, offered by a committed, caring and qualified staff of licensed, certified and registered professionals. VNRH does not discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or HIV status. Although VNRH largely targets the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and the transgender community, heterosexual clients are welcome and have proven success in the program.

MY 12 STEP STORES is a recovery book and gift store located in the heart of West Hollywood and ships worldwide. Whether it’s addiction to alcohol, drugs, sex. Love, food, meth or codependency to list only a few, they have something for you and those you love. Specializing in the most unique gifts for loved ones or for you. Offering various ways to make 12-step recovery fun and livable for all walks of life. They have the largest collection of meeting chips and the splashiest medallion styles, fun apparel, Silver and gold 12-step jewelry including the exclusive Beverly Hills Surrender Collection, along with prayer bookmarks, unique gifts and inspirational recovery cards. Complete with gift wrap options and greeting card enclosure with a variety of shipping options as well as Priority Express 1-2-day delivery shipping.

My 12 Step Store is located at 8730 Santa Monica Boulevard, in the heart of West Hollywood. To shop online visit They ship worldwide.

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