Christmas at MSH

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CHRISTMAS HOUSE

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Each year, more than 1,000 generous people visit Mississippi State Hospital during the Christmas season to provide parties, concerts and dinners for the more than 1,100 patients, individuals in the community, and Jaquith Nursing Home residents we serve. If you or your organization is looking for a service project or a way to make a contribution, we would like to extend an invitation to you to join us this Christmas season!

DINNER SPONSOR

Many individuals and groups sponsor and serve Christmas meals for patients, residents and individuals served in the community.

PARTY SPONSOR

During the holiday season, MSH, JNH, Community Services and our Crisis Intervention Centers in Cleveland and Brookhaven offer individuals, civic organizations and church groups the opportunity to host parties for patients, nursing home residents and individuals served in the community. You can bring food, sing songs, tell stories or just listen as others tell their stories.

DONATE

Monetary donations are always accepted and may be designated for a specific Christmas activity or used to purchase gifts for patients, residents and individuals served in the community. You can designate an honorarium or memoriam in an individual's name. MSH will send a card to acknowledge your gift. All contributions by individuals and businesses are tax deductible for income tax purposes.

CONCERT SPONSOR

Each year, choirs, carolers and other musical performing groups provide free holiday concerts for patients and residents.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT

DONATE GIFTS

While we encourage and appreciate free giving, please see our list of acceptable items for patients. Also, for our patients' safety, remember all containers should be plastic, and all products should be alcohol free. Please do not send sharp objects or any items in glass containers.

* Gifts highlighted in red are special requests or needs of patients and residents.

Leisure Gift Suggestions :

* Pocket video games, table games
Puzzles (no more than 50 pieces), dominos, playing cards
Sports balls
* Small portable radios
Stationery, pens, pencils, crayons, colored pencils
Books
Games & crossword books
Comic and coloring books
Art and craft kits
* Batteries

Clothing Gift Suggestions :

* Socks , slippers
* Footies
* Belts , suspenders
* Caps , hats
* Pajamas, nightgowns
Purses, wallets
Gloves, handkerchiefs

* Underwear , Bras

Personal Care Gift Suggestions :

Deodorant
Combs, hair brushes
Headbands, bows, barrettes
Cosmetics, nail polish
Shower gel
Lotion, powder
Perfume/cologne
Shampoo
Toothpaste/toothbrushes

DELIVERY INFORMATION 

Mail and Delivery Information: 

Mississippi State Hospital
Christmas House, Building 71
P.O. Box 157 - A
Whitfield , MS 39193

Enclose sender information with each mailing/package so your contribution can be recorded and you will receive a receipt. All donations are tax-deductible for income tax purposes.

For more information, contact:

Mississippi State Hospital
Volunteer Services
info@msh.state.ms.us
(601) 351-8377
www.msh.state.ms.us

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Mississippi State Hospital is located 10 miles east of downtown Jackson . Exit I-20 at Airport Road and travel two miles on Highway 475. Turn left onto Highway 468. The hospital will be in view at this point. Proceed to the main entrance for further directions.