Why I Give: The Power of Impact in Behavioral Health

Mental health conditions are a prevalent issue in the United States, affecting one in five adults and over one-fifth of young people. These challenges can be isolating and debilitating, but hope exists. Acenda stands at the forefront of behavioral health and community-based services, offering 100 innovative programs to support children, adults, families, caregivers, and the community at large.

Our mission is to move lives forward by providing dedicated, world-class behavioral health prevention, treatment, and wellness services. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential, and we deliver our care with compassion and understanding.

But we can't do it alone. Acenda relies on the generous support of individuals and communities to sustain and expand our reach. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, creates a ripple effect of positive change.

The Ripple Effect of Giving

Maryanne McDermott, owner of The Dust Collectors and a consistent donor to Acenda, eloquently captures this sentiment:

"What you keep for yourself you lose, what you give away you keep forever." - Axel Munthe

Her words resonate deeply. When we give, we don't just impact one life; we set in motion a chain reaction of positive change. Imagine dropping a pebble into a pond. The small ripples expand outward, touching everything they encounter. That's the power of giving.

Here's how Acenda donors and partners have experienced this ripple effect:

Heritage's Dairy Stores: "For over 15 years, we've proudly supported Acenda’s toy drive. The Spirit of the Holidays is personified by giving and blessing those in need. It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Cricket Denton, Director of Student and Mission Ministries, Haddonfield United Methodist Church: "When I joined Haddonfield UMC, I was thrilled to see Acenda as a partner. In Cape May County, seasonal traffic brings few year-round resources. Acenda accepts all insurances, works with schools, and even helped my own daughter. Partnering with nonprofits is familiar, but with Acenda, it's personal. They have helped not only my child, but countless others. During this season of giving, I'm truly grateful and honored to support Acenda."

Join us in moving lives forward. Donate, volunteer, spread awareness, or simply offer a kind word.

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These are just a few examples of how giving to Acenda creates a ripple effect of hope and healing. Your contribution, no matter how small, can:

Provide a child with the necessary back to school items, or provide a gift for them to open over the holidays

Help a support a new mother navigate through new challenges.

Empower a community to break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Be the pebble. Be the spark. Be the reason the ripples begin. Your act of giving, no matter how small, has the potential to create a wave of positive change that washes over countless lives.

Together, we can create a world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.