Christmas Gift LiftAnnually since 1951, MHAJC has set a goal of giving Christmas gifts to lift the spirits of every known person that has a mental disability. This goal has been achieved each year by the generous support of the individuals and employers of Jackson County.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. This support has allowed us to reach 174 individuals. Each individual attending our December Social received a meal and a shopping bag of gifts to include clothing, games, craft activities, and personal toiletries. For the individuals that could not attend our December social, gifts are hand delivered by MHAJC Volunteers or Board Members.
If your workplace or organization would like to adopt an angel tree project, please contact us. We can assist you with guidelines on how to set up an angel tree in any work or public location. Angel ornaments on the tree will include the first name, and a list of two or three items that can be donated to meet the specific needs of one person. As an “angel" from your workplace adopts an angel ornament, they agree to purchase those items, and the Christmas wishes of one disabled person will be met. It is a win-win, angel to angel situation.
Monetary gifts of any amount to support our CGL program can be mailed to:
MHAJC Christmas Gift Lift
PO Box 51
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Attn: Christmas Gift Lift
Christmas Gift Lift makes Christmas a little brighter for individuals that may not have the opportunity to be with family during the holidays. A gift at Christmas says someone thought about you, and this small token of generosity can make a difference to someone fighting depression, which is so common during the holiday season.
It also helps to remember that some people fighting mental illness may already have a feeling of isolation; you help someone feel a little less isolated and alone each time you donate an item or money to the Mental Health America Jackson County Christmas Gift Lift.
We appreciate your generous donations, and welcome the opportunity to make our current year's CGL program a huge success as we strive to educate and advocate for those with reduced mental health.