The Mental Health Association is an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of people in our community through advocacy, education and support services.
The Story of Our Symbol:
The Mental Health Bell
“Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.” —Inscription on Mental Health Bell
Mental Health Association
13th Annual Christmas Gift Drive
We know that in today’s economy honoring requests such as these becomes more and more challenging. We hope you will look upon our plea and understand the enormity of our mission’, for without the support of our friends and local businesses such as yours, many of our clients will go without this holiday season.
The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County is sponsoring the 13th Annual Adopt a Boarding Home program again this holiday season. This program will help ensure that residents of area boarding homes are not forgotten during the holidays. Boarding homes have become permanent homes for many persons who have mental illness and other persons who have no families or homes of their own. Many boarding home residents are elderly, and almost all of them have very low incomet. The small amount of money they have, generally, goes for room and board.
The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County is asking individuals, organizations, and businesses to purchase small gifts for the residents. Items may include things such as toothbrushes, bath powder, deodorant, and shaving cream. These are everyday items that many of us take for granted, but are looked upon as treasures by most of the residents because they are often unable to buy these items for themselves. Other gifts such as hats, scarves, and gloves are often considered luxury items.
In the past years, the Adopt A Boarding Home program has been very successful, providing holiday gifts to over 380 individuals. Through this program individuals, organizations and businesses have an opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of boarding home residents and bring some holiday cheer to those in need.
If you are able to make a donation, we ask that you please contact our office at 609-652-3800.
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