Contribute to Your Community!
In its first year, Catskill Mountain Jubilee donated $5,000 to each of these very important non-profit organizations for a grand total of $15,000.
This year is focused on the “I’ve Got a Friend Somewhere” toy drive, and we’re hosting a silent auction in support of IGAFS. Stay tuned for more info on the auction coming soon, and find out more about IGAFS below and link up to contribute directly.
Please consider donating to the following communities:
I Got A Friend Somewhere
“I Got A Friend Somewhere is an incredible service to support prisoners. Every month I.G.A.F.S. sends out a newsletter that provides connection to the outside world and has information on cognitive behavioral training to correct negative thought patterns, because to change actions you must first change your thought process. These inmates are isolated and lonely, surrounded by negativity and most of them struggle with addiction. Many of them no longer have connections with their families and support systems while in active addiction and have no positive role models. At this rock bottom place in their lives, they are usually very receptive to change when given the tools to better themselves. Because many inmates enjoy the newsletter, we encourage sharing within the prison and passing the letter along, while saving money it is also hoping they might be able to connect with others from within prison and sparking meaningful conversations. I.G.A.F.S. provides reading material, clothing, and basic needs to inmates of all ages.”
Mental Health Associations of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.
“Our organization began in 1958 as The Columbia County Society for Mental Health. From 1958-1980, volunteer Board Members provided community education, visits to patients at Hudson River Psychiatric Center, and helped in planning. In 1981, we began our first direct care services, which is now the PROS program.Over the years we have added programs and services driven by community need and are now a major provider of mental health, preventative and support services and an integral part of the provider network in this area. The Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. (MHACGC) has three divisions: Clinical & Rehabilitation, Residential, and Children & Families. We changed our name to the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc. to be more closely affiliated with the advocacy efforts of our 30 other local MHAs across the state, The Mental Health Association of New York State (MHANYS) and Mental Health America, of which we are affiliates.
In 1997, the MHACGC merged with Assistance in Meaningful Living, Inc (AIM) which was a nonprofit mental health provider of residential services. In 2010, The REACH Center, a provider of service to those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault, became part of our organization as well.”