By Beth Buzzelli:
Let’s end stigma and make the holidays a little happier for the children in need who will be spending their holiday in the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC. We are looking for donations of magazines, books and clothing, including new sweatshirts, sweat pants, packaged underwear, socks and sports bras. Clothing is needed in all sizes ages four to 18 (up to XXL). We’re also collecting crayons, paper, markers, paints and toiletries such as small sample sizes of lotions, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
If you would like to donate, even just one item or more, please contact me at (412) 443-4662 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to have all of our items by Dec. 15 and to deliver them the week of Christmas. I will be happy to come to your home or business and pick up any items you would like to donate. Together we can end the stigma of mental illness and spread some cheer. Thank you!