Mental Health Association of Central Florida

Project Cheer!

For over 30 years, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc. (MHACF), has provided “gift bags” or “care packages” for individuals that are hospitalized in psychiatric facilities over the holidays through our “Project Cheer“ initiative.  These care packages typically contain personal care items, socks, playing cards or other activity, and a personalized “cheer” card. 

This year our goal is to distribute care packages to 500 patients

Please help us reach our goal and spread some holiday cheer to those in need by making a monetary gift, volunteering, or donating items to be included by Friday, October 1st, 2021 to provide us time to pack and distribute.

Items needed:

  • 500 new cozy socks (adult sized) 
  • 500 TRAVEL SIZE personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap or body wash only)
  • 500 individually wrapped snacks, treats and/or candy (sugar-free)
  • 500 activities including: coloring books/word searches/crosswords/cards/ journals

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any donations that have wire binding, homemade treats or mouthwash, toothpaste or brushes.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

How you can help:

  1. You can bring donated items to our office at 306 North Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, Florida 32803 during business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday)
  2. Purchase items from our MHACF Project Cheer Amazon Wish List
  3. Click here to Donate and designate funds to purchase items 
  4. Send a check by mail to our office: Mental Health Association of Central Florida, 1525 E Robinson St., Orlando, FL 32801.

Thank you for your generosity and compassion!

If you are interested in helping this project please contact Tiara Leath via email at TLeath@mhacf.org or call 407-898-0110 ext. 105.

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