Welcome to my fundraising page! My name is Jasmin, and I am nursing student working to complete my BSc in Nursing at the University of Ottawa. I am holding a fundraiser to support CAMH, Canada's leading mental health hospital, and here's why:
Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness in any given year?
And yet many don't consider it a real health issue.
For many years, I have had many struggles with my own mental health, and have first hand experience with the impact mental illness can have on everyone around us. Mental illness can impact the physical health of those struggling with it, but it can also put a great deal of emotional and financial stress on family and friends.
In recent years, there have been huge strides working toward eliminating the negative stigmas associated with mental health and addiction, but there is still a long way to go.
With your support, we can change attitudes, behaviours and culture. We can drive action and make a difference. We can shape a world where mental illness is seen in the same light as every other illness, and all people receive the level of care they need and deserve. A world where Mental Health is Health.
Please attend the event (see below for details), or donate today and help me reach my fundraising goal!
Together we can break down stigma, fund innovative research, and provide access to new and promising treatments for people living with mental illness
Event details as follows:
Augst 3rd, 2019
83 Rockhaven Lane, Waterdown ON
**VISIT US ON FACEBOOK TO SEE SOME OF OUR AVAILABLE MERCHANDISE AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES!
So what is Rise and Shine?
Rise and Shine is more than just a yard sale. There will be baked goods, refreshments, and activities. We will be selling furniture, electronics, clothing- even prom dresses, and more! All profits will be collected as donations to CAMH. There is also the option for financial donations (on this portal or through facebook) in the weeks leading up to the event, so that even if you're unable to attend, you still have a meaningful way of contributing to the cause.
The yard sale event will take place August 3, 2019 at 83 Rockhaven Lane, Waterdown ON from 8am-7pm (weather permitting). If weather is bad, it may be moved to the following day (Sunday, August 4) and any left over merchandise will still be available Sunday as well.
How can you be a part?
-We are looking for donations of items in good condition to sell at the event. Some examples of what we're looking for include:
Baked goods to sell day-of (advance notice required)
Any ideas or suggestions are welcome!
-If you have a skill and would like to donate your time and services, we are looking to add activities to the event! Do you face-paint? Henna? Have musical talents?
-Financial donations are welcome both in person at the event, or through the online portal
-Spread the word!
Let's come together as a community and drive change! Let's RISE to the challenge, and help those impacted my mental health and addiction to SHINE brighter!