Hi everyone, I’m Izzy. Although part of the Phoenix crew, I don’t really have a title. I guess you could say I’m just a magical fairy who does stuff behind the scenes. This information is utterly insignificant other than I wanted to let you know who the author was behind this post.
Everyone who knows Lacie knows that she has an enormous heart and she loves to splash rays of sunshine on local charity organizations. Sadly, the pandemic put a damper on such events last year, and this year’s gathering and giving may be thrown out the window too. So we’ve come up with something a bit different. Each month we’ll spotlight a local organization that reaches out and shines much-needed love on our community. We hope that, should one or more of these organizations tug at your heartstrings, you’ll hop on over to their website and give money, time, or supplies. We are all suffering from pandemic exhaustion but many of these organizations are really hurting so whatever you can muster up would be a great help.
Many of us know why it’s so important to support our family and loved ones who suffer from mental illness. 2020 has been especially difficult. So for January, we chose to spotlight the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Wake County.
Here’s just a snippet about NAMI.
Mental illness is plagued by a stigma that prevents people from accessing the treatment and support to lead a life of recovery. We are committed to diminishing the stigma and improving access to resources so that all those affected by mental illness feel welcome in the community. NAMI Wake County provides support, education, and advocacy to individuals, families, and caregivers, living with mental health challenges, to lead better lives.
Please head over to the NAMI of Wake website, nami-wake.org, and read more about this wonderful organization. While there, please considering donating, or check out the many other ways you can give. To celebrate the first charity of the year, Phoenix is donating $100 and we hope you’ll find it in your hearts to give too. Thanks so much for participating. You guys are awesome! #givingfeelsgood