Ford of Lake Geneva steers donations to Rogers’ patients

If you are going to hold a gift collection drive, it seems natural that Ford of Lake Geneva would participate…after all, driving is their business!  All puns aside, the car dealership generously collected gift items for Rogers Foundation as part of its Give for a Better Day campaign. Rogers was chosen as the beneficiary because some of the dealership’s employees know of friends or loved ones who have received treatment here.

“It is an organization we are most thankful for,” said Chuck Harvey, the company’s general manager.

For two weeks, starting right after Thanksgiving, Ford of Lake Geneva placed a large, festively decorated barrel out in the showroom and displayed flyers that encouraged donations.

“It was a wish list for patients to brighten their holiday season,” confirmed Harvey, who said the barrel and flyers jump-started many conversations.

Approximately 24 people felt inspired to place items in the barrel, so much that it overflowed with so many gifts that they filled two additional tables! The road can seem long for patients who are working toward recovery when they are away from loved ones, but thanks to companies like Ford of Lake Geneva, these children and their families will know people care for them as they continue their journey toward wellness.

Would you like to give the gift of better days to individuals and families receiving treatment at Rogers Behavioral Health?

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. And, you start a conversation about the importance of mental health and wellness!

Not sure where to start? Download the MyRogers Community Sponsored Event Proposal Packet.

Questions? Contact Laura Miller at or go to MyRogers for more details.