Community involvement and donations are greatly appreciated to help us meet specific, as well as ongoing, needs of our clients.  Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our clients and frequently that goes far beyond providing mental health  treatment alone.  We have homeless individuals moving into an apartment for the first time who need all of the basics for setting up a household,  children who need school clothes and warm coats, and many other needs.  Wasatch Mental Health appreciates everyone in the community who assist us with our mission and truly make a difference in the lives of those with a mental illness.

 

Listed below are some current and ongoing needs.  Please feel free to call about specific projects that you may want to do or talents that you have to contribute.  Projects identified as potential Eagle Scout projects are suggestions and may or may not meet the requirements for an approved Eagle Scout project. It is up to the Scout to talk with his Eagle Scout Project Coach to determine if the projects meets all of the Eagle Scout Project requirements.

Call us for more information or email at BeAHeroWMH@wasatch.org.

Current Needs:
Help with our Sub 4 Santa Program

Projects must be completed by Friday, December 1

Christmas Goody-bags

Last year, United Way helped to coordinate gifts for just over 240 of our adult clients thru their Sub 4 Santa program.  We are expecting the same number of participants this year.

In addition to the gifts, we like to add Christmas goody-bags for each recipient.  Collecting these items and putting the goody-bags together might be a great Eagle Scout project idea for 2 scouts.

The project would consist of putting together stockings with Christmas goodies inside. Treats would need to be purchased (not homemade), wrapped, non-perishable, with a few of the goody-bags being filled with sugar-free items.

Email BeAHeroWMH@wasatch.org for more information.



Put together Hobby Kits to add to Sub 4 Santa gifts.

What’s a hobby kit? Think of different hobbies or leisure time activities and almost anything can be made into a hobby kit!  Some examples could include:

  • a Baking kit. Make a kit with measuring cups, a pie plate, a recipe, and a spice that is used in the recipe
  • A drawing kit. Include a sketch pad, colored pencils, and a coloring book
  • a fishing kit. Include some hooks, some lures, and seasoning salt to flavor the fish.
  • a crocheting kit. Add some yarn, a crochet hook, and a pattern.

This is a great opportunity to be creative and to encourage those people that are helping you to be creative too!

 

Make Glitter Bottles (for calming)

Designed to soothe and relax, the swirling patterns created by glitter, water and food coloring are ideal for calming down a stressed out child (or adult, for that matter).

Glitter Bottles are just one tool in our toolbox to help children learn to soothe themselves, take a few deep breaths, calm down, and work thru their emotions in a healthy manner. Lots of recipes on Pinterest for making glitter bottles. Test some out to determine which type of bottle you like best and would like to make to help other people.

Great Eagle Scout project or Service Project!  Many of our children/youth are working on learning to manage their emotions.  Multi-sensory kits which appeal to all of the senses can be very helpful.  Help us by either contributing specific items for kits or by  putting together entire kits for our younger clients.

Email:
BeAHeroWMH@wasatch.org
for more information.

Items can be dropped off at any of the WMH Family Clinics.

Great Service Project or Eagle Scout Project Idea.

Design and create a variety of blank board games kits to use for therapy games. Blank games can be individualized to work with children on specific problems, such as:

  • Anger Management skills
  • Divorce Adjustment
  • Stress Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Adoption
  • Expressing Feelings
  • Making Friends
  • Etc…

For more information, email BeAHeroWMH@wasatch.org.

Wasatch House Thrift Store

The Thrift Store is currently in need of men’s clothing, in larger sizes.  In good condition or gently used.  Clothing is used to assist adult clients who are on extremely limited incomes as well as homeless clients.  Receipts can be given for donations.  Donations can be taken to:

Wasatch House
605 E 600 South
Provo, UT

(801) 373-4770

Wasatch House also accepts donations of furniture that is in good shape.    Please call ahead for furniture and larger items to make sure that we have enough storage space.

Ongoing Needs:

Want to help out and not sure how?  Here are some ideas of ongoing needs for our clients.

  • Moving.  Many of our clients do not have cars and so moving into an apartment or into a new apartment is very difficult.  Call if you are willing to help out with this on occasion.
  • Trial Size and Full Size Personal Care, Cleaning, and Laundry products.  Community Support Services.  750 N Freedom Blvd. Provo.
  • Adult Clothing (in good condition) for our Wasatch House Thrift Store. (605 E 600 South, Provo)
  • Volunteering in our programs.  Share some of your talents and interests with both youth and adult clients.
  • “Welcome to your New Apartment” kits.  Organize a drive to get kitchen equipment, bedding, towels, etc to help an individual as they move into a new apartment. Community Support Services.  750 N. Freedom Blvd. Provo.
  • Eagle Scout Projects.  Call to see if we have any current needs or projects available.
  • Donating or conducting a drive to collect new items for our Brighten a Client’s Christmas Program.