Pledges to Purchase Needed Items and Equipment for the Center’s Adolescent Program
(Mason, OH, October 2, 2015) – Lindner Center of HOPE has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
This year, all funds received by Lindner Center of HOPE as a result of #Giving Tuesday will be used to purchase needed items and equipment for Williams House (the Center’s adolescent diagnostic and treatment program). Items needed include:
- Musical Instruments
- Art Therapy Items
- Sports Equipment
- Therapeutic Activity Games
“Williams House at Lindner Center of HOPE is a safe and secure place for adolescents to come and unpack what’s not working out in their lives due to mental health issues. These young people are here sharing traumas and challenges and working hard to develop skills that will help them manage their mental illnesses. Being able to take a break and play, have fun and let the brain relax and unwind is necessary,” Elizabeth Wassenaar, MD, says. “Our patients would truly benefit from donations made on #Giving Tuesday.”
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Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on December 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:
About Lindner Center of HOPE
Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.