Carolers bring joy while raising money for holiday toy drive

On a cold night in charming downtown Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, a group of carolers did their part to warm the hearts of local businesses while supporting children in residential treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health. The Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club, in a beloved holiday tradition, headed out to local businesses after their Christmas banquet, singing festive Carols to patrons while passing the hat to raise money for a good cause. For several years, Rogers has been the lucky recipient of this generosity.

“Several years ago, I heard about Roger’s Holiday Drive, and we liked that it was local and also supporting kids,” said Sandy Gitter, one of the dozen carolers. They visited a good number of establishments on the main street, and at the end of the night, they had collected $425 in donations for their effort! Using the proceeds, they shopped for gifts, and added a few more donated by Woman’s Club members. As Buddy the elf would say, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

Thank you to the ladies of the Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club for truly giving a voice to those suffering with mental health challenges this holiday.

Please, will you help us save more lives this year than ever before? Here’s how:

Make an impact by giving an end-of-year donation to Rogers Foundation. Your gift can be made to support one or all of our lifesaving initiatives, given as a tribute gift for a friend or loved one, or designated to the program or regional clinic of your choice. Your donations save lives!

May is Mental Health Month! A “Give for a Better Day” coping skills drive, held in conjunction with your business, school or civic organization, is an excellent way to help patients at Rogers fill their emotional toolkits with small, but effective, therapeutic items. Start a conversation about the importance of mental health and wellness! Not sure where to begin? Download the MyRogers Community Sponsored Event Proposal Packet or go to MyRogers for more details.