FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER, Colo., August 1, 2018 – Mount Saint Vincent, a leading provider of clinical treatment for children aged five to 12 with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect, announced it will host a school supply drive to benefit students attending the nonprofit’s K–8 school. The online drive is running now through August 15, 2018. Participants can visit three sites to purchase and ship much-needed items to Mount Saint Vincent:
• Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OxmMhe
• Walmart: https://bit.ly/2vvHkhA
• Target.com: http://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/MSVBacktoSchool
Because the school serves children recovering from the effects of trauma, specialty therapeutic items in need include tactile tools, weighted vests, white noise machines, and body socks, all of which are available at Amazon.
“The shelves in our school supply closet are looking bare, which is of concern as we approach the beginning of the school year,” said Mount Saint Vincent Director of Development Cindy Liverance. “With the help of the surrounding community, we hope to send each child to school with a new outfit in addition to the supplies they need to succeed in class.”
Items that are currently not needed at this time include crayons, pencils, folders, loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, and highlighters.
Mount Saint Vincent serves approximately 100 children every day through its many programs. People wishing to participate in the supply drive are welcome to drop off clothing or school supplies during regular office hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. Mount Saint Vincent is located at 4159 Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO 80211.
About Mount Saint Vincent
Mount Saint Vincent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency 84-0405 260 founded in 1883 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides clinical treatment for children facing severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. Mount Saint Vincent is a leader in the application of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) and trauma-informed care. The agency is one of only a handful of organizations worldwide designated as an NMT flagship site, an honor bestowed by the ChildTrauma Academy of Houston, Texas. Mount Saint Vincent’s continuum of care includes foster care services, residential treatment, day treatment, in-home therapy, community training, a K–8 school, and community early learning center. For more information, visit msvhome.org.
Elizabeth Roberts, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 303-458-7220 ext. 241