Penticton Hospital Auxiliary donates $1000 to CMHA for winter tires

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) received a generous $1000 donation from the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary, for new winter tires for the Dodge Caravan.

The CMHA van transports mental health clients on a variety of psychosocial rehabilitation activities such as bowling, skating, swimming and hiking.  The van also allows CMHA to take clients on educational excursions to museums and art galleries, which contribute to enhanced social connections and improved mental health.  CMHA also uses the van for weekly grocery shopping trips for our meals program, and transportation for staff to teach mental health workshops throughout the entire South Okanagan Similkameen.

“We are thrilled with the support we have received from the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary”, said Leah Schulting, Executive Director.  “This donation gives us peace of mind when driving in winter conditions.”  

About Unity Clubhouse

Unity Clubhouse provides social, recreational and educational programs for individuals living with a mental illness.  Unity House maximizes members’ independence, choice, promotes individual growth and well-being. It is a safe and relaxed setting for people to come together. The clubhouse is open 7 days a week. Members volunteer to assist with the meals program that offers lunch daily and dinners twice a week. 

 

About CMHA

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in hundreds of neighbourhoods across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. Visit the CMHA website at www.cmha.ca.