Your Support Needed
Celebratory Event for Individuals Recovering from a Mental Illness and/or Addiction Needs Your Support
For the last seven years, York Support Services Network (YSSN) along with its partners LOFT/Crosslinks Housing and Support Services, Canadian Mental Health Association for York Region and South Simcoe, (CMHA), Addiction Services of York Region (ASYR) and the Krasman Centre, have been celebrating the recovery efforts of individuals living with a mental illness and/or addiction by providing them with a venue to celebrate their recovery success, share knowledge and raise awareness during Mental Illness Awareness Week.
This year’s event, entitled The Power of Peers, will celebrate the impact that peer support workers (individuals who have lived experience) have had on client recovery, and recognize individuals for their recovery efforts. The event is set to take place on October 5, at Seton Hall, in Newmarket, and will bring together over 100 individuals along with case workers, and peer support workers.
The committee responsible for organizing the event is asking the local community and business owners to help raise awareness for mental illness by supporting the event through in-kind donations which will be distributed to individuals at the event. Financial donations in support of the event would also be greatly appreciated as it would assist in offsetting the costs of the event.
In-Kind Donation Examples
Here are some examples of acceptable donations items (for adults):
- gift cards (e.g. for food or clothing)
- new articles of clothing, such as, fall/winter jackets, mitts, hats, scarfs, etc. (adult sizes)
- new small appliances/electronics
- new kitchen utensils, mugs, etc.
- toiletries (soap, shampoo, cosmetics, etc.)
- non-perishable food items (e.g. chocolates, cookies, crackers, coffee, tea, etc.)
- gift baskets
- if you are a local restaurant/bakery, food donations are welcomed as well (on the day of the event)
Please drop off your donations (by October 3, 2016) to the following location:
York Support Services Network (YSSN)
240 Edward Street, Unit 3, Aurora
Attn: Ally Piercy
If you would like to provide us with a financial donation to help cover the costs of our event please contact Ally Piercy at 905.898.6455 x. 2588 or via email at APiercy@yssn.ca.
For more details on becoming an event sponsor, please contact Cathy Lepiane at 905.898.6455 x, 2292 or via email at CLepiane@yssn.ca.
Thank you for your generous donations!