When Is a Pair of Slippers or a Healthy Breakfast the Most Thoughtful Holiday Gift?
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is not like other hospitals. The halls at CAMH are not crowded with loved ones coming to visit friends and family. There is no gift shop; there simply isn’t the demand for one. Instead, there is the recognition that simple, practical gifts – for the whole community to give – can be, in the words of one patient, “like a hug when you need it most.” Today marks the launch of the 2010 Gifts of Light holiday gift-giving campaign, supported by award-winning broadcaster Valerie Pringle, men’s fine clothing designer Harry Rosen and Juno nominee/singer-songwriter Amy Sky, who have joined forces to encourage people to send a message of hope and comfort to CAMH patients over the holidays. Gifts of Light ambassadors: Harry Rosen and Amy Sky. Pringle, Rosen and Sky have each been touched by the impact of mental illness and as ambassadors for Gifts of Light, they share a common passion for speaking openly about their personal stories in hopes of remo