Monthly Educational Program Schedule
Open to the Community; Free of charge
Gifts of Hope
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., 706 North Main Street, Rockford IL at 6:00pm
NAMI Northern Illinois is growing its annual Gifts of Hope Program, thanks to your continued support. Please join us for this fun opportunity to volunteer and enjoy a little holiday cheer together.
Volunteering and a potluck dinner to support the program takes place promptly at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th, at Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc., 706 N. Main St., Rockford IL, 61103. The first activity is addressing greeting cards and filling gift bags with carefully selected safe and gender-neutral items for people who will be hospitalized or in supported housing over Christmas. After the signing and wrapping is finished, we move on to a potluck dinner. NAMI will provide beverages and paper products – we ask that you bring an appetizer, main dish or dessert to pass and share.
The gifts will be donated to the following providers and distributed on Christmas: Rockford Memorial Hospital Behavioral Medicine Unit, SwedishAmerican Hospital Center for Mental Health, Rosecrance Mulberry Center (triage and short-term crisis beds), Rosecrance supported housing, Stepping Stones of Rockford supported housing, and Jubilee Center.
Your generous donations are what make this an awesome hands-on program that provides hope to people in recovery. Contributions can be mailed to NAMI Northern Illinois, P.O. Box 6971, Rockford, IL, 61125. Please write “Gifts of Hope” in the memo portion of your check. NAMI Northern Illinois is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Call us at 815-963-2470 for more information.