Mental Health Association of Central Florida

Project Cheer

PROJECT CHEER!

2018 was our most successful year yet!! Thank you to our donors and volunteers for making it possible to bring Holiday Gifts to 220 patients!

The Holiday Gifts include self-care/hygiene items, cozy socks, a fun activity, and a sweet treat. The youth also received stuffed animals to cuddle.

During the Holidays we get excited to buy gifts for our loved ones and look forward to what we might receive. During this time there are hundreds of patients on locked inpatient mental health units in crisis over the Holidays. Unfortunately because of their need for treatment they aren’t able to be home with friends or loved ones.

THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO HELP! We collect donations starting as early as August to create these Holiday Gifts for the patients in our local facilities. PLEASE help make 2019 event better!

We need Volunteers and Donations!

If you are interested in helping this project please contact Emily at EFerlo@mhacf.org or Charlotte at CMelton@mhacf.org

How you can donate : You can bring donated items to our office attention Emily or Charlotte
OR  Send a check by mail to our office:
Mental Health Association of Central Florida
1525 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32801

Items needed:

210 white cozy socks (adult sized)

10 colorful socks (youth sized)

220 TRAVEL SIZE shampoo

220 TRAVEL SIZE conditioner

220 TRAVEL SIZE deodorant

220 TRAVEL SIZE soap

220 snacks/ treats/ candy (sugar-free)

220 coloring books/word searches/crosswords/ cards/ journals

220 small/medium gift bags (faith neutral)

****Due to Risk Management guidelines from the facilities we cannot use donations that have wire binding or mouthwash with alcohol****

Volunteer Card making and packing party date to be determined in mid December 2019

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