Thanks to some very special employees and customers at Starbuck’s (on the corner of Bluemound and Calhoun roads) in Brookfield, Wisconsin, a handful of children at Rogers were able to unwrap the precious gift of a teddy bear this holiday season.
The Foundation extends a warm thank you to Starbucks for promoting the “Give for a Better Day” holiday drive to all their coffee-loving patrons. We appreciate the opportunity to not only accept these sweet and cuddly gifts, but we are grateful for Starbucks’ willingness to help bring attention to the fact that there are children who are battling mental health challenges right now, and they deserve our kindness and compassion this holiday season and always.
Pictured (left to right): Eric Rodich, Rebecca Hintz and Stacie Young
Next up: May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
While the holidays are an especially critical time, we would be happy to assist you with a “Give for a Better Day” drive anytime of the year. If you are part of a civic organization, or if you have a friend or family member who owns a business, a coping skills drive is an excellent way to help patients at Rogers fill their emotional toolkit with small, but effective, therapeutic items. Contact Linda Schieble or go to MyRogers for details.