Gift collection breaks record, supplies happy smiles

The employees at Lakeland Supply spend their days supplying people with important things they need to do their work. And they do the same for Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation in our gift drive. This long-time donor and philanthropic neighbor donated items to support patients who remain in treatment over the holidays, dedicated to the hard work of recovery.

The Give for a Better Day initiative fit in perfectly with the Pewaukee company’s mission, which includes giving back to the community and leaving every person they interact with better than they found them.

Every year, the company’s generosity amazes us – it grows every year! This year, Lakeland had more employees participate than last year, and they raised nearly $200 more than the year before, collecting $580 in cash donations and 20 gift items. It was a marvelous display of kindness – and it led to a colorful pile of presents!

“We promoted it through email, flyers within the building, and I visited each department to discuss it,” said administrative specialist Jessica Menden, who noted that the drive lasted five weeks. “Lakeland sees the difference Rogers makes in these children’s lives and wants to continue to support their efforts. We want to support organizations within our community – especially the children as they are our future!”

You can help make better days possible for someone struggling with a mental health or addiction challenge by making a year-end donation to Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation. Give to the area of greatest need, make your gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one, or designate your funds to one of the Foundation’s initiatives closest to your heart. Your gift saves 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 Behavioral Health fill their emotional toolkits with small, but effective, therapeutic items. Not sure where to begin? Download the MyRogers Community Sponsored Event Proposal Packet or go to MyRogers for more details.