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 Mental Health   Resource Center 

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Mental Health Resource Center provides a wide range of behavioral health services for adults, adolescents, children and families. During 2020, MHRC provided services to more than 10,000 people. MHRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation based in Florida that provides a wide range of behavioral health and social services to the community. Included in MHRC’s service array are 24-hour emergency services; inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults; and numerous outpatient services, including medication management, case management, counseling, supported housing, psychosocial rehabilitation, two programs for the homeless, and a therapeutic family program.

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Bags for Kids
Blankets: Teen

 project must-knows 

How we are helping:

1) Blankets - We are helping them create blankets for the children's inpatient unit of their facility. These blankets will comfort the children while they are dealing with their mental health issues and away from their families. Please read our Project Overview Sheet for the important information on the requirements for the blankets they want. These can ONLY be sewn. Inpatients can not receive items that are knit/crochet. 

2) Tote Bags & Backpacks - They need bags to give to adults and children patients when they are discharged from an inpatient hospital stay. They often have to leave the hospital with items in a paper bag and return to the streets or foster homes with their items. These bags will provide dignity and also provide them something to use long-term. Check out our project overview sheet for constructing bags or backpacks for MHRC. Tote bags are for children and backpacks are for adults. 

We have completed our winter item collection for MHRC. 


Must Knows

 suggested patterns 




Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for Lapghans & Blankets for MHRC


Self Binding Blankets

Simple technique for a beautiful blanket


Binding A Blanket with Martha Richmond

How to bind a blanket with Martha from Crafting Change


Receiving Blanket Tutorial

This technique is stellar, you will need to modify the blanket size for this project.


Quilt As You Go

This quilt as you go method just needs some strips!

 totes and backpacks 


Crafting Change Taco Tote

An easy 2 fabric bag perfect for kids or any age!


Two-Tone Fabric Tote

Cute two toned fabric totes made two ways


DIY Simple Jean Tote

Video tutorial for simple jean tote bag


Project Overview Sheet MHRC Bags & Backpacks

Start here before you begin crafting bags or backpacks! Lots of info here!


DIY Tote-Beginner

Basic lined beginner friendly tote bag


Box Corner Tutorial

Helpful tutorial on making box corners


Earth Day Jean Tote

Easy reusable tote up-cycled from an old pair of jeans


Unlined Drawstring Backpack

Video Tutorial and Pattern for the unlined drawstring backpack


Adult Drawstring Backpack Sewing Instructions

Project Overview Sheet & PATTERN for ADULT drawstring backpack


Adult Drawstring Backpack Quick Class

Adult Drawstring Backpack Quick Video with Kathy Lawrence


Adult Backpack Fabric & Cord Selection

Short video on how to choose fabric and cording for the adult drawstring backpack


 shipping guidelines 

They are happy to take your donations whenever you have them ready to ship:

Mental Health Resource Center

Attn: Leah Guthrie

10550 Deerwood Park Blvd Ste 600

Jacksonville, FL 32256-2811

If your box will cost you more than $20 to ship, MHRC is partnered with Give Back Box to get you a $20 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to MHRC here.

Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use. 

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