Organize a Coping Skills Drive and fill a patient’s emotional toolkit

At Rogers, patients of all ages learn how everyday items can be used as therapeutic tools to calm their minds and bodies. Below, you’ll see a wish list of items that may be included in a patient’s own “emotional toolkit.” 

Help equip patients with a variety of items to help them manage their mental health and well-being.

How to host a Coping Skills drive:

Please let us know when you plan to hold a gift drive and which Rogers’ location you’d like to support. Questions? Contact Linda Shieble in the Foundation office (262-646-1652).

  1. Set out a drop box with our Wish List flyer.
    Display the Wish List flyer next to a drop box (barrel, box, etc.) and invite your friends or colleagues to bring in items during a designated timeframe. Have the items delivered to the Rogers location of your choice.
  2. Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List.
    At check-out, choose to send items to yourself for an in-person drive or ship items directly to Rogers Foundation (Oconomowoc) or to the clinic location of your choice (you must enter address of location).
  3. Collect cash gifts.
    Outright donations help us fill in the gaps and support our patients with larger valued items that inhibit treatment, such as travel expenses and utilities. Collect cash or checks made out to Rogers Foundation, or encourage online donations designated to the Angel Fund.
  4. Coordinate item delivery.
    Have the items delivered to the Foundation office at the Ladish Center on Rogers Behavioral Health’s main campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (34700 Valley Road, Oconomowoc, WI  53066), or contact Linda Schieble to coordinate pick-up.

Special considerations:

Our patients have special requirements based on their behavioral health care needs. Extra caution must be used when purchasing gifts. Please consider the following:

  • Ages 10 years and up
  • All items must be new
  • No items containing Latex or sharp edges
  • No items containing Latex or sharp edges

Choose gifts among the following categories:

  • Arts and crafts — Art supplies, colored pencils/gel pens/markers (no crayons), mindfulness coloring books, origami books and paper, sketch pads, and stickers
  • Comfort — Stuffed animals (for adolescents)
  • Games — Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Clue, deck of cards, Jenga, Life, Mancala, outdoor sporting equipment (balls), Phase 10, jigsaw puzzles (300-1000 pieces), Rubik’s Cubes, Sequence, Sorry, Uno, Uno Flip, other card games, and Yahtzee
  • Mindfulness activities — Brain puzzles (crossword, Sudoku, word search books), fidget toys, gratefulness journals (no spiral bound), Kinetic Sand, stress balls, and therapeutic putty
  • Monetary gifts — Cash donations assist the Foundation in purchasing specially requested items to help fill a patient’s “emotional toolkit”

Contact Linda Schieble.

Who can host a drive:

Anyone can host a gift drive! Here are a few examples:

  • Individuals
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Schools and school organizations (ex. National Honor Society, Student Council, etc.)
  • Churches and youth groups
  • Community service clubs (ex. Women’s Club)
  • Retailers
  • Fitness clubs
  • Annual friend/family gatherings
  • And many more!