Being away from loved ones over the holidays while experiencing the challenges that come with mental health and addiction treatment can be especially difficult for patients at Rogers Behavioral Health.
Many people do not realize the extent of patients at Rogers whose severity of symptoms will make it unlikely that they will return home from from residential treatment in time for the holidays, or whose family resources will make it prohibitive to participate in the gift-giving season.
Each year, individuals, organizations, retailers, and corporations hold clothing or toy drives for children served by a wide variety of non-profits. This season, will you please consider Rogers for your charitable giving?
How to host a drive:
Please let us know when you plan to hold a gift drive and which Rogers’ location you’d like to support. Contact Linda Shieble in the Foundation office at 262-646-1652 or email@example.com. Gifts are due to the Rogers location of your choice by December 4.
- 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 by December 4.
- Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List.
For your convenience, an Amazon Wish List has been created. Go to the “gifts and registry” area in your Amazon account. Search for Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation in the Holiday Gift List
category. At check-out, choose to send items to yourself for an in-person gift drive or ship items directly to the Rogers location of your choice.
- Collect cash gifts.
Outright donations assist the Foundation in filling in the gaps and allowing us to purchase specially requested items as requested by the clinical teams. Interested in making a cash gift? Contact the Foundation office at 262-646-1651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations of new, unused items or monetary gifts go a long way in making the overall treatment experience more comfortable, reducing anxiety, and brightening someone’s holiday season. Our patients have special requirements, so please consider the following when selecting your gifts:
- Ages 10 years and up
- All items must be new
- No games with themes of violence
- No items containing Latex or sharp edges
- No items or gift cards with religious themes (Christmas/Hanukkah/etc.)
- Do not wrap gifts
Choose gifts among the following categories:
arts and crafts | clothing and comfort | games | gift cards ($10) | mindfulness activities
Stories of support:
The 2023 Holiday Gift Drive is going on now and concludes the end of November. All donations must be received by December 4 in order to inventory and distribute gifts accordingly.*
For questions or inquire about hosting a gift drive, contact Linda Schieble at 262.646.1652 or Linda.Schieble@rogersbh.org.
Who can host a drive:
Anyone can host a gift drive! Here are a few examples:
- Businesses and corporations
- Schools and school organizations (ex. National Honor Society, Student Council, etc.)
- Churches and youth groups
- Community service clubs (Women’s Club, etc.)
- Fitness clubs
- Annual friend/family gatherings
- And many more!
*PLEASE NOTE: The Foundation makes every attempt to distribute an equal amount of gifts to patients within our home-base of Wisconsin. Any unused gifts from the Holiday Drive will continue to be given to patients by their clinical team after the season is over. Donations to Rogers’ locations outside of Wisconsin will be distributed to patients under the discretion of that location’s clinical team.