Our May 6th offering goes to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). There is now a NAMI Kent and Queen Anne’s, an affiliate of NAMI Maryland. It provides education and support programs locally, using local people trained to bring programs to this community. Because NAMI is an affiliate, donations need to be made to NAMI MD (a 501-c-3 organization) and designated for use by NAMI K&QA — either on the check notation line or on the envelope containing the contribution.
Funding goes for training people, education events, materials to hand out at events, and a telephone “warm” line for calls. All this is to educate about mental illness (including substance abuse) and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Gayle Folger