TCU raises funds for MHAPC Clothe-A-Child

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Teachers Credit Union employees Kindria Johnson (left) and Megan Tucker (right) present MHAPC executive director Eileen Johnson a $906 check from funds TCU raised for the Clothe-A-Child program during the holiday season.

On Friday, Jan. 24, Kindria Martin and Megan Tucker of Teachers Credit Union presented a check in the amount of $906 to Eileen Johnson, executive director of Mental Health America of Putnam County.

Kindria and Megan, the two top fundraisers, had a big hand in helping to raise money during the Christmas season, to assist MHAPC with its Clothe-a-Child Program. This is not the first time TCU has raised funds for the program and Mental Health America officials hope for a continued relationship to help us continue to serve this need.

Mental Health America of Putnam County has been delivering service programs to the community since 1952. One of the programs sponsored by MHAPC is Clothe-a-Child. This program is provided to Putnam County school children in need of assistance.

Working through the schools and other local agencies, MHAPC receives referrals from counselors, teachers and local social service providers. After need is established arrangements are made to take the children shopping for new clothing by volunteer shoppers.

During 2013 MHAPC was able to help 19 children with this program.

The MHAPC Clothe-a-Child program is ongoing during the year rather than a once a year event and we find there is an ever growing need in our community.

"MHAPC strives to continue providing help where and when it is needed. Unfortunately, without funding we can only provide so much assistance," Johnson said. "We truly appreciate the donations that we have received in the past and ask the community to once again consider MHAPC as a recipient of your future generosity.

"We believe that all of our programs are important and we are eager to accept any size donation," she added. "If you are looking for a gift for the person who has everything -- perhaps a gift to this program in someone's name would be appropriate."

Donations can be sent to the MHAPC office at 10 1/2 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.

For additional information on this or other MHAPC programs, contact Eileen Johnson at 653-3310 or at

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