Youth MP Launches Toiletries Drive for Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital

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Youth MP Launches Toiletries Drive for Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital

As 2020 comes to close, Youth MP for St. Peter, Mrs. Chaneil Imhoff, has launched the Clarevue Christmas Toiletries Drive. The drive aims to collect Bath Towels,  sanitary napkins, toothpaste, deodorant and other hygiene items for donation to the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital.

Imhoff believes that assisting Clarevue with its needs is a non-partisan issue. “This goes beyond political ideologies,” she says. “This is about showing a national commitment to improving mental health services in Antigua & Barbuda.”

The initiative is the first in a series of activities Imhoff plans to use to increase advocacy for Mental Health in Antigua and Barbuda. Chaneil Imhoff is also the author of the Mental Health Bill in the National Youth Parliament. The bill, which is designed to promote and protect the rights of those living with mental illnesses, disorders, impairments, and disabilities, is currently under consultation.

As the holiday season approaches, Imhoff wants to make sure that the residents at Clarevue don’t miss out on the holiday cheer.

Imhoff noted that “Christmas is my favourite time of year. I believe it would be remiss of us not to extend the love and hope the season is known for to the Antiguans and Barbudans living at Clarevue.”

The institution, located on Simon Bolivar Drive, houses over one hundred residents, about forty-five of whom are women.

The Clarevue Christmas Toiletries Drive will run from December 12 to December 23 2020. The public is kindly asked to donate any of the following items:

 

  • Sanitary Napkins and Tampons
  • Bath Towels and Bed Linens
  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Bath, Facial Soap and Body Wash
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hand and Body Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Household Cleaners
  • Laundry Detergent

 

To schedule a donation, contact the office of Mrs. Imhoff at 268 785 0756 or send an email to [email protected]. Donations should be in the form of the items listed above.  No cash or cheques will be collected by the Imhoff Campaign. To arrange a cash donation, please contact Clarevue directly at [email protected].

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Ms Imhoff must be greatly commended for taking the time to make such an invaluable donation to the Clareview Mental Hospital….
    Not only should donations be given to this institution but the populace should be educated regularly that the patients and others who are deemed mentally ill, are human beings like each one of us and hence, should be treated as such…. It is extremely unkind & very insensitive that these ” sick ” individuals are stigmatized and called by some derogative names….. We need to show empathy and bear in mind that any one of us can find ourselves in similar position today or tomorrow, due to the pressures of life…….

  2. Great move by the young lady. However, I am perplexed by the term “youth MP” which really has no meaning, relevance or weight. I think activist would probably be a better fit. That’s all and keep up the good work.

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