News & Events

Laughing for the Health of It!

Date:  Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, North and South Halls

Address: 1900 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122

Tickets: $65 Individual, $120 Couple, $300 Table (seats 6), $400 Table (seats 8)

Don’t miss our 5th Annual “Laughing for the Health of It!” fundraiser, presented by Hendricks Regional Health.

We’re very excited about this year’s event and we look forward to sharing the evening with you. This is a family friendly event with delicious food, great silent auction items, and lots of laughter! Our venue this year will once again be the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, North and South Halls. Click here for a map and directions to the location.

This is our major fundraiser each year, and we would love to have you join us. One of the best ways you can support us is to purchase tickets or a table to the show. You may do that here, or you may call our office (317.272.0027) to reserve your seat or table and send a check if you would prefer. There are also several other ways you can get involved and support our mission of promoting mental wellness within our community:

  • Become a Sponsor of “Laughing for the Health of It!”
  • Donate to our Silent Auction to be held at the event
  • Purchase items from the Silent Auction that night

Wreath Sale and Gift Lift

We would like to take a moment to thank everyone who purchased a wreath last year, those who volunteered to decorate the wreaths, as well as everyone involved with Gift Lift.

The wreath sales on-site at Hendricks Regional Health, through our office, and at Plainfield’s Gingerbread Christmas helped to raise much needed funds for our Agency. This annual sale helps us raise much needed funds that we use throughout the year to serve the residents of Hendricks County.

Gift Lift was also a great success this year. We served nearly 400 Hendricks County nursing home residents, county home residents, and county residents with persistent, severe, mental health conditions who might not have otherwise received a gift. We accept donations for many of the items throughout the year, then in early December our volunteers sort the items and prepare them for distribution. If there is not enough of a particular item, the cash donations we receive are then used to purchase what is needed. The gifts are then distributed throughout the county just before the holidays to brighten what can often be a lonely time of year for the recipients. 

If you’d like to volunteer for either of these events next year, we would love to have you be a part of it! Additionally, if you’d like to donate items throughout the year for Gift Lift, we welcome those donations at any time. Feel free to call our office at 317.272.0027. You may also contact us via email Thank you again to everyone who supports our agency and our programs each year. We couldn’t do it without you!


Branching Out

A meaningful way to make a difference in Hendricks County.

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The tree mural at our agency, pictured above, proudly displays the names of generous supporters of
Mental Health America of Hendricks County (MHAHC). 

“Branching Out” is an opportunity to raise needed funds for mental health services in our community, while recognizing our generous donors in a unique way. Your donation will be acknowledged on our tree, or you may choose to make your gift in honor or in memory of a family member, co-worker, or friend.

Supporting MHAHC brings help and hope to those in our community who are living with mental health conditions. It means we can offer suicide prevention classes. We can help families coping with the stress of divorce. Persons in need can reach out to MHAHC for information, support groups, advocacy, and referral. Our “Kids on the Block” puppet program, reaching more than 5,000 children each year, can continue to address issues like bullying, autism awareness, conflict resolution, and drug/alcohol abuse.

Your gift makes a big difference in our community!

Give $25 – $99: you or your gift recipient will receive a card acknowledging your generous contribution.

Give $100 – $499: you or your gift recipient will receive a card, and your or their name(s) will be painted on one of the mural’s leaves.

Give $500 or more: you or your gift recipient will receive a card, and your or their name(s) will be painted on a gold leaf.

Call or email Kris Pickett – 317-272-0027, – for more information. We will need the name(s) and mailing address(es) of the person(s) being recognized by your gift. Your donation should be designated for Branching Out. If you would like to pay online, please go to our INVEST page to process your payment. Your gift designated to Branching Out is tax-deductible.

Thank you so much for your very generous support!