As tulips and robins are to spring, for over 40 years, the barrels and boxes in the Montgomery County community have symbolized that Christmas is right around the corner!
That's because the Volunteers for Mental Health are asking their fellow community members to donate goods to help Montgomery County adults in need and make their Christmas morning brighter.
We ask the facilities whose clients we serve to interview their clients for their wish list. Then we take your donations and match them to the requests.
In 2022, we'd appreciate donations of these items:
Here is the 2022 Timeline for the Christmas Gift Lift:
Thank you to these hosts for welcoming one of our community collections containers. The containers will be in place, beginning on November 1, in the following locations:
If you don't have time to shop and would like us to shop for you, please consider sending a donation to:
VMHMC Post Office Box 491 Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Thank you to the United Way in Montgomery County! The UWMC funds purchase of 6 toiletry items which we construct into toiletry kits for 250 community members in the facilities we serve.
VMHMC Board member Mindy Like constructs an individual toiletry kit.
Some of the 260 finished kits, awaiting delivery in 2020.
Kits being delivered to Ben Hur Health on Black Friday!
Thanks to the generosity of Operation Roundup, our inventory was able to think outside the boxes.
We use everything that is donated, so if we don't have a request this year for an item, we store it for next year. The First Christian Church of Crawfordsville has provided us a space to store our supplies and inventory.
Tipmont's support permitted us to transform this:
into this modern rolling inventory system:
Three rolling carts of goods are housed in the First Christian Church awaiting our annual Stuff-a-thon
from 5:00 to 8:00 at FCC on November 29. You're welcome to come help! Sign up on the MCLA Point App.
Harvey family members of all ages got involved at the 2019 Stuff-a-thon!
Student stuffers at First Christian Church in 2019.
Helping others for Christmas puts a smile on their faces!
Finished sacks will be transported to North Montgomery High School, where local youth will wrap the gifts for delivery.
Thank you to these service-minded youth who help us with this gigantic task!
Board Treasurer, Luke Walker, completes an elfish task using a modern sleigh for deliveries. Another board member delivers gift bags to happy staff at ASI!