When asked to “Stuff a Stocking” for a patient at Avera Behavioral Health, YOU responded in a big way!

From Angela Boyenga at Avera:

We are so thankful! From what I counted and what we were able to put together from the extra items donated, there are over 250 stuffed stockings for patients of all ages! That is so awesome!!!! We will start handing them out to patients on December 23rd, and of course, everyone will get one on Christmas. We’ll continue to hand them out to those that didn’t get one on Christmas Day as they will last through the following week.

One donor put together 12 “Burden Bears” which are very cool, and will be given to 12 patients in our Adolescent Outpatient Group. There was also a class of first graders from Discovery Elementary that put together several stockings for our kids with the sweetest hand written cards. And just so very many generous gifts and thoughtful and encouraging notes. Our patients from all units will be so very blessed this Christmas. Also, a special and heart-felt thank you to all 4 Sioux Falls Juice Stop locations for being a drop off site. You made a huge difference!”



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