Anxiety is a very real challenge for many friends in our community.  It can keep people from carrying on with their daily routine and for some it can be overwhelming and even disabling.  Some friends struggle to come in our doors, while we are able to make accommodations for others in order that they are able to be a part of our community.  This past Friday our speakers from TEACH reviewed unhelpful thinking styles, positive affirmations and principles of recovery for those struggling with anxiety.  We are fortunate that through our partnership with the Joseph Brant Mental Health Consumer Advisory Committee we have education and supports around many topics of mental health.  

Most needed items:

*snacks for children’s lunches (fruit cups, apple sauce, pudding cups, peanut free granola bars, individually packed cookies and crackers, etc.)

*yogurt & sour cream size containers and black take out (no thin or clear plastic please)

*lemonade & iced tea crystals, hot chocolate mix

*salad bar toppings (beets, seeds, Salad Topper, croutons, etc.)

*olive oil, mayonnaise

*gently used/newer running shoes of all sizes for men/women/children

*towels, blankets (gently used)

*twin sheets & mattress pads

*shampoo, kids’ toothpaste, shower gel for men

*dehumidifier for damp basement

*wool for afternoon Hub

*disposable plates for afternoon Hub

*baby clothes sizes 6 months to 2 years (and sleepers)

*size 3 diapers

*sweat/yoga pants of all sizes

*skinny pants of all sizes

*ladies tops (sizes XL and up)

*boys’ pants size 6-12

*girls’ clothes 4-6x

*kids’ shoes sizes 12, 13, 1

*boys’ shoes size 6

*bedside table and lamps

*large, gently used crockpots

*double and queen sized mattress and boxspring (gently used)

*Easter candy