In the heart of Rogers Behavioral Health lies a spirit of compassion that extends beyond professional roles, as demonstrated by Meghan MacNeal and Sonya Garza, account executives within the Community Relations department at Rogers. Their donation of gift items to Rogers Foundation’s “Give for a Better Day” Holiday Gift Drive exemplify their dedication to supporting those receiving treatment within their own community, especially as Rogers’ patients experience the additional challenges that come along with mental health struggles and the holidays.
The department’s decision to participate in the Gift Drive lies a personal understanding of the struggle patients endure when, in certain circumstances, they are separated from their loved ones during the holidays in order to receive life-saving mental health treatment. Meghan shared their motivation and thoughtful selection of items aimed at benefiting both child and adult patients, saying,
“Sonya and I both chose to participate in the Gift Drive to help a cause that we are passionate about and connected to. We both donated items and provided a variety of gifts like hats and gloves, games, toys, and socks.”
The significance of these gifts becomes clearer when considering the difficult reality faced by Rogers’ patients during the holiday season. Getting treatment for mental health and addiction is difficult any time of year but can often tines be especially challenging during the holidays, a time of year marked by spending time with loved ones, though being in treatment can often make it difficult. The Gift Drive aims to provide comfort to the over 800 patients of all ages, at all levels of care, across Wisconsin through generous donations from individuals and groups, just like the Community Relations department at Rogers.
For patients at Rogers Behavioral Health, these gifts offer ease and comfort during an otherwise taxing time. Meghan and Sonya, being part of the Rogers community, understand firsthand the importance of these gestures of kindness.
“Our favorite part of participating in the Holiday Drive was giving to a great cause. We’re moved by the help the Foundation directly provides to patients,” expressed Meghan.
Their contribution symbolizes the unity and compassion within the Rogers Behavioral Health community, extending beyond professional duties to uplift those in need. Their dedication and involvement embody the essence of empathy and care that defines Rogers, and their support of our patients offers a ray of hope to those in the midst of their healing journey at Rogers Behavioral Health.