Employee Awards and Accolades

Stairways employees' efforts help make for unforgettable holiday

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Making the holiday season unforgettable for clients and their families was the theme behind Stairways Behavioral Health’s philanthropic efforts this year.

Starting with the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Zukor Club that has become a staple in kicking off the season of giving, Stairways and its employees made certain that clients wouldn’t soon forget 2016.

Nearly 100 residential clients shared dinner and company together on Nov. 24, as club members and Stairways staff served Thanksgiving dishes and fixings. In addition to donating its dining room and kitchen space, the Zukor Club also made a $500 contribution to Stairways.

Staff of Stairways also donated their time and money by holding a gift drive for more than 100 underprivileged children. Employees that took part drew a tag from a tree that included the name of a child, their age and gift ideas.

After filling their stockings with gifts, Stairways turned its sights to filling clients’ stomachs for the holidays by distributing dozens of Christmas dinners.

Blended Case Manager Team Supervisor Kevin McCaslin organizes the drive each year that sees the Second Harvest Food Bank donate meals to clients. Staff unloaded, packed and delivered the food to clients in need to make for a hearty holiday feast.

In addition to the dinner, the food and gift drive, Stairways staff is helping to collect and donate warm clothes for the Mental Health Association’s Warming Center throughout the winter. Please remember to bring your clean and gently used donations and place them in the marked collection bins at 2185 W. 8th St. or at BLOOM Collaborative, 138 E. 26th St.

Stairways is grateful for the generosity of everyone who participated their time and resources to make this holiday season memorable for clients.

Above: The Zukor Club hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for clients.

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