Holiday Help

MHAHC supports patients throughout the county with our holiday help programs. Donations help patients who might not otherwise receive a gift over the holiday season.

Holiday Scrolls

The Holiday Scrolls program supports families living with and under care for mental illness. Provider referral required.

Families provide their own wish lists, and we pair a “holiday angel” to shop for them. Our current program partners include St. Malachy Parish, Danville United Methodist Church, Mary Queen of Peace, and numerous private shoppers. Contact for more information.

Holiday Gift Lift

Since 1970, MHAHC has been supporting patients in LTC units throughout the county through the Holiday Gift Lift program. Your donations help patients who might not otherwise receive a gift over the holiday season.

Donations for Gift Lift are accepted year-round, although the majority of our gifts are collected in November and early December at area churches and businesses that serve as collection sites. In early December our volunteers sort the items and prepare them for delivery. If there is not enough of a particular item, the cash donations we receive are then used to purchase what is needed. The gifts are distributed throughout the county just before the holidays to brighten what is often a lonely time of year for the recipients.

We are always in need of additional businesses, places of worship or community groups that are willing to serve as collection sites for gifts. If you sign up as a collection site, we will drop a decorated, labeled box off on a designated day and time. We recognize your location as a collection site sponsor via email and social media for a few weeks. We pick collection boxes and donated items up on a designated day and time. Please contact us via email at to get signed up as a collection site this holiday season!

Please help by donating a new unwrapped gift or by making a cash donation. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please contact us via email Thank you again to everyone who supports our agency and our programs each year. We couldn’t do it without you!

Gift Lift Program Needs

  • Warm Socks
  • Sugar Free candy
  • Puzzle Books
  • Pencils
  • Hygiene items (Men’s and Women’s) NO RAZORS, LOOFAHS or GLASS please
  • Calendars
  • Blankets
  • Wrapping paper
  • Reusable plastic totes to be used at collection sites (30 gallon or bigger)
  • Fleece (pieces that are 1.5 yards or bigger)
Only new, unwrapped gifts are accepted. Monetary donations are also needed. 100% of all cash donations that are designated for Holiday Gift Lift go directly toward the program.