This month we have the opportunity to serve a local organization that provides compassionate mental health care programs for children. For the past 20 years Marillac has organized the Enchanted Forest to raise funds to support their various programs. The Enchanted Forest is a festive display of donated and decorated trees and wreaths that are auctioned off in a silent auction. The Enchanted Forest was held in conjunction with the Holiday Boutique shopping event at the Overland Park Convention Center earlier this month.
Great Day Moving was asked to be Marillac’s “Official Movers” for the delivery of the Enchanted Forest Christmas tree auction winners and we happily agreed. So, today we actually delivered the trees to their final destination.
Since Marillac’s origin as an orphan boys’ home in the late 1800s, it has continued to evolve and serve the needs of children with learning disabilities. Today Marillac is a children’s psychiatric treatment center providing mental health services to children and adolescents in the Kansas City area with emotional and behavioral disorders. In 2011, Marillac served more than 1,500 Kansas City children by providing them the opportunity to recover, recuperate, and reclaim their lives.
If you would like to donate, support, or volunteer, there are many opportunities to do so. Just visit their website to see the various ways that you, your family, and organization can make a difference.
Here are some of our photos from the Enchanted Forest at the Holiday Boutique when Dana was able to stop in and check out the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths!