“This is the best place ever!”
This is a direct quote from a child at Rogers after opening her presents during a special holiday party on her unit. This sweet girl, along with more than 449 additional children and teens at Rogers, were able to experience joy over the holiday season last year, thanks to the organizations and businesses that held a “Give for a Better Day” holiday drive on behalf of Rogers Foundation.
Each year, individuals, organizations, retailers, and corporations hold clothing or toy drives for children served by a wide variety of non-profits. Many people do not realize the extent of young patients served by Rogers whose severity of symptoms will make it unlikely that they will return home in time for the holidays, or whose family resources will make it prohibitive to participate in the gift-giving season. This can be an emotional time for many people, and it is especially so for those who may already be struggling with such mental health challenges as depression and anxiety.
You can help bring smiles to children and teens at Rogers!
Your donations of toys, arts and crafts, and gifts cards will bring joy to patients and relief to parents. Please print the flyer and coordinate your own holiday drive, or talk to your employer or civic organization about showing support for mental health and wellness by designating Rogers Foundation as the recipient of their charitable giving this season. The holiday drive, along with direct donations to the Angel Fund, benefit the youngest of patients throughout all Rogers Behavioral Health locations across the country. Because our patients have special requirements, please read the gift criteria prior to purchasing your gifts and only select gifts from the recommended list of items.
The Foundation will provide you with assistance when organizing your holiday drive. Go to the MyRogers webpage for more information, click here for a wish list, or contact Linda Schieble at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Read about these community members who were able to make a difference during last year’s drive: