OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

Dear Friends and Family,

One of our greatest accomplishments has been establishing a lasting relationship with Central Regional Hospital (CRH), in Butner, NC.  CRH is one of three state ran psychiatric hospitals in North Carolina.  The hospital provides psychiatric and medical care to adults and adolescents across a 25 county territory.  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsohf/central-regional-hospital-0

We are now supporting artist on a regular basis to visit the hospital and provide afternoon concerts to the patients, sometimes more than 100 at a time!  The concerts provide a break from the normal hospital routine, and an opportunity to experience live music from very talented artist!  The results have been incredible, with the patients and staff asking over and over for us to come back.

We all know the healing effects of music.  However, we cannot begin to explain the overwhelming positive effect that live music has on those at the hospital.  Rather than donate to Music Over Mind this season, we are asking our friends and family to make a donation towards the hospitals holiday gift drive, Operation Santa Claus.  This drive provides approved gifts to their patients over the holiday season.  

We have setup a collection box at the Modoc Research office in Wilmington. (1410 Commonwealth Dr, Suite 201) All donations are greatly appreciated, and I assure you are headed to a great cause.

If you would like to donate, but do not have access to the Wilmington office, you can either mail it to the office OR you can email Ashley Jerread at amj7098@gmail.com to receive further instructions. 

We thank you for your support.

Happy Holidays!

What to donate:

Clothing

Underwear (Boxers, women’s panties, undershirts)
Sweatpants – L to 3X
T-shirts (men’s & women’s) – L to 3X
Gloves/Mittens/Toboggans
Sweat Jackets
Ball Caps
Flip Flops (shower shoes)

Toiletries

NO GLASS CONTAINERS, ARESOL CANS OR ITEMS WITH ALCOHOL

Shampoo                                                                                             Conditioner
Bar Soap (Irish Spring is a favorite)                                           Body Wash
Lotion (Ladies enjoyed scented)                                                Comb/Brush
Toothbrushes                                                                                    Toothpaste
Solid deodorant (Men, Women & Teens)                               Lip Balm

CHILDREN ENJOY KID THEMED TOILETRIES (DISNEY, SPONGEBOB, SPIDERMAN, DORA, BARBIE, ETC.)

Fun Items

Personal Radios – NO ANTENNA PLEASE
Journals/Composition Books – NO WIRES PLEASE
Wallets
Word/Puzzle Books
Watches
Dominoes
Purses
Coloring books – adult themed
Tote Bags (12x12)
Jigsaw Puzzles (300-500 pieces)
Sketch Pads
Crayons
Small Plastic Storage Bins
Playing Cards
Card Games (UNO & Old Maid)
Colorful Folders
Checkers
Markers