Mental Health   Resource Center 

Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

Read the Project Must-Knows 

Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

   this is how it works  

 
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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
Backpacks
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250
240
Bags
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250
249
Blankets: Teen
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150
53
Masks: Adult
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2500
0
Masks: Tween/Teen
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400
0

 project must-knows 

How we are helping:

1) Pandemic Relief Masks - NEED FULLY MET! WOOHOO! 


2) 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.

3) 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.


 

 
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 suggested patterns 

 
 

 blankets 

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Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for Lapghans & Blankets for MHRC

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Self Binding Blankets

Simple technique for a beautiful blanket

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Binding A Blanket with Martha Richmond

How to bind a blanket with Martha from Crafting Change

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Receiving Blanket Tutorial

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

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Quilt As You Go

This quilt as you go method just needs some strips!

 totes and backpacks 

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Crafting Change Taco Tote

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

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Two-Tone Fabric Tote

Cute two toned fabric totes made two ways

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DIY Simple Jean Tote

Video tutorial for simple jean tote bag

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Project Overview Sheet MHRC Bags & Backpacks

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

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DIY Tote-Beginner

Basic lined beginner friendly tote bag

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Box Corner Tutorial

Helpful tutorial on making box corners

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Earth Day Jean Tote

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

 
 
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Unlined Drawstring Backpack

Video Tutorial and Pattern for the unlined drawstring backpack

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Adult Drawstring Backpack Sewing Instructions

Project Overview Sheet & PATTERN for ADULT drawstring backpack

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Adult Drawstring Backpack Quick Class

Adult Drawstring Backpack Quick Video with Kathy Lawrence

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Adult Backpack Fabric & Cord Selection

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

 shipping guidelines 

Mental Health Resource Center urgently needs donations of masks, Please ship them as soon as you have them ready. All other donations can be shipped on an ongoing basis, when you have a box ready. 

Mental Health Resource Center
Attn: Leah Guthrie
10550 Deerwood Park Blvd, Suite 600
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

If your box will cost you more than $15 to ship, please get a $15 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to Mental Health Resource Center here