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Donations Needed for Operation Reindeer!
Operation Reindeer is Mental Health America’s annual drive to provide Christmas gifts for Westmoreland County residents at Torrance State Hospital (TSH), a long term facility for psychiatric patients.
We are collecting items to help make being away from family at Christmastime easier for patients who struggle with mental illnesses.
Please drop off your donation at the following locations by
December 8, 2017 at
Step-Up Drop In Center
326 Main St.
Mental Health America of Southwestern PA
409 Coulter Ave.
All donations that are collected are sorted so that each patient receives gifts as part of the “Three Wishes” program at Torrance. The donations that are not placed in patient gift bags are sorted and given to TSH to be used for the patients all year long. Items that are not suitable for TSH patients due to safety concerns are given to Westmoreland Casemanagement Services Inc. (WCSI) and given to clients in the community.
Please contact Martina Kaufman at Step-Up at 724 537-6120 or [email protected] with any questions.
For safety reasons No glass bottles, belts, scarves, or razors
New Men’s size XL or larger Women’s size L or larger
(XXL and larger and 1X and larger sizes are greatly needed)
Sweat shirts & pants, tops, tee shirts, pants or jeans
Bathrobes, jackets, coats, outerwear
Socks, mittens, gloves, hats, ear muffs
Sweaters, undergarments, pajamas
Craft kits, puzzle books,
CDs/DVDs Games, activity books, handheld games,
Regular and large print books, Bibles
Batteries (especially AA)
Portable CD players, radios
Sports memorabilia (especially Pittsburgh teams)
Writing paper, stationary items especially with stamps
Phone cards (in great demand for the patients)
Diabetic or sugarless items
Gently used luggage is greatly needed!
New Slip on shoes are also really needed!
(nothing with shoelaces or flip-flops)