Guest Writer Nick, Annual Holiday Celebration featuring Santa!


My name is Nick Papageorge and I am the Program Manager of The Fellowship Club.

It is once again time to begin preparing for our Annual Holiday Celebration and I invite you to participate! The past two years have been amazing successes and we plan on continuing the trend!

I have begun distributing the Santa Cards to our members and will have the first batch available by the end of the week! Secret Santa’s take one or more Wish Cards and purchase a gift of $20 or less based on the options. They drop off the gifts in holiday wrap along with the form so that staff can get the right gift to the right person. The last day to sign up this year to be a Secret Santa is November 15. 

Our Holiday Celebration is, for many, the only holiday party and gift exchange they experience every year. The Members typically ask for practical gifts which they will use on a daily basis. It is truly a joyous time for them. My staff and I really enjoy seeing the members open their gifts and the gratitude and joy that follows.  

Personally, I think of The Fellowship Club as a second family and I believe many of our members do as well. My staff and I are immersed in the members’ lives and vice-versa. We are all invested in each other while on this journey to recovery together. 

If you are able to help, please contact me so that I can get you a wish card for one or a group of members, we will all be very grateful!  

 

For any questions or to request Santa Cards, please contact Nick at 884-8440 x3351 or npapageorge@mentalwellnesscenter.org