Christmas Gift LiftAnnually since 1951, MHAJC has set a goal of giving a Christmas gift 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 people and employers of Jackson County.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. This support has allowed us to reach 168 individuals served, and a total of 1,696 gifts were either donated or purchased in 2013. Each individual attending our December Social received a hot chicken dinner 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 were hand delivered by MHAJC volunteers.
To reach our goal each year we begin early in September securing locations to set up donation boxes. These donation sites previously have included all JCB banking centers, all Jackson County Schools, and Medora State Bank.
We ask that all clothing items be new, and of a casual nature. All sizes, medium to XX large, for both male and female are welcomed. Please call us if you would like a donation box for your workplace, or you would like us to pick up items you have collected and wish to donate.
If your workplace or organization would like to adopt an angel tree project, please call 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 this 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.
Or, if you prefer a monetary gift of any amount to support our CGL program can be mailed to;
MHAJC Christmas Gift Lift
PO Box 51
Seymour, Indiana 47274
What an easy way to make Christmas a little brighter for someone 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.