Monday, December 8, 2014
Mental Health Association in Greensboro
301 E. Washington Street, Suite 111
Greensboro, NC 27401
Can you believe the holiday season is right around the corner? The Mental Health Association in Greensboro is excited to offer the Hands of Hope program again this year. As you may remember, Hands of Hope is a holiday gift-giving program for patients of Moses Cone Behavioral Health in Greensboro and Central Regional Hospital in Raleigh. The Mental Health Association partners with area agencies and residents to help bring cheer to this population of citizens during the holiday season.
We are asking that you please consider helping us again this year. You can help with a simple cash donation or the purchase of a gift from the wish list below. Gifts should be unwrapped. Gifts must be viewed for approval before distribution. We ask that donations arrive to our office by December 8th.
We are grateful for any assistance you can give us. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Mental Health Association at (336) 373-1402.
(2X to 5X are always in need)
-Underwear, boxers/briefs, Undershirts
-Panties for women
-Lounge or sweatpants
-T-shirts male and female, sizes large to 5X
-Socks (two pairs of socks in each gift)
-Knit caps, ball caps
-Flip flops (shower shoes)
Please no glass containers, aerosol, or items containing alcohol
-Shampoo/conditioner 2 in 1 or 3 in 1 shampoo/conditioner/bodywash
-Bodywash (instead of bar soap) which is easily dispensed
-Toothbrush/cover and paste
-Solid deodorant (kids and teens deodorant too)
*children enjoy kid-themed toiletries (like SpongeBob, Spiderman, Barbie, Dora, etc)
-word find books
-jigsaw puzzles (large pieces, 500 pieces or less, please)
-The children at Central Regional Hospital range in age from 5 to 12 years old. Suitable toys are stuffed animals, Nerf balls, coloring books, crayons, board games, floor puzzles, card games, toy cars and trucks, and Barbie dolls and clothes.
-There are not as many children in residence at Cone as there are at Central Regional, and Cone has some different rules about what kind of toys are permitted. Playing cards, coloring books, markers, crayons, and large piece puzzles.