Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) needs help to Spread the Love this February by collecting new bedspreads, comforters, pillows, blankets and sheets for children and families across Mississippi.

Many of the children who come to Canopy have experienced emotional and/or physical trauma often leaving them feeling scared and unsafe. Through individualized solutions, children at Canopy are guided along a path of healing and are given the opportunity to transform their lives.

“The path to healing and emotional recovery can be a long and arduous journey,” said Caitlin Mudd, Program Director for the CARES Center Jackson. “The feelings of comfort and security provided by something as simple as a blanket or comforter can be an immediate relief. Experiencing the warmth and safety of a blanket, and the care that it symbolizes, is an important step in helping our children heal.”

Canopy is the state’s most comprehensive provider of children’s behavioral health, educational and social service solutions serving all 82 Mississippi counties. Solutions offered through Canopy include autism programs, intensive psychiatric care, specialized education programs, therapeutic foster care, crisis solutions and shelters, behavioral health solutions, adoption, family preservation and family reunification. Through a network of 20 locations, Canopy provides direct care to more than 4,000 children each year.

New linens will be accepted at locations statewide with donations staying within the local community. For more information about how you can Spread the Love or other ways to get involved, please contact Traci Grubb at 601-352-7784. Click here for a printable flyer.

Spread the Love Statewide Drop-off Locations

GREENVILLE
2357 Highway 1 South*–662.335.1297
GULFPORT
11975 Seaway Road, Suite A230*–228.863.4992
CARES School-2415 17th Street*
HATTIESBURG
105 Asbury Circle, Suite A*–601.264.7079
CARES School-6752 Highway 98 W*
Westminster Presbyterian Church–115 North 25th Avenue
JACKSON
1801 North West Street*–601.360.0583
1465 Lakeland Drive*–769.777.1000
MCCOMB
407 Apache Drive, Suite 2*–601.249.3648
MERIDIAN
2912 Highway 45, Suite A*–601.483.4105
NATCHEZ
8 Feltus Street*–601.442.0217
OLIVE BRANCH
9855 Highway 178 Suites A & B*–662.890.6906
STARKVILLE
501 Highway 12 West, Suite 180*–662.338.5246
TUPELO
254 South Front Street*–662.840.2613
VICKSBURG
United Way–920 South Street

*Canopy locations

ABOUT CANOPY CHILDREN’S SOLUTIONS: Canopy Children’s Solutions, formerly Mississippi Children’s Home Services, is Mississippi’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational and social service solutions. For more information, please contact 601-352-7784 or online at mycanopy.org.

ABOUT CARES CENTER: CARES Centers are private, nonprofit psychiatric residential treatment centers for children and adolescents with severe emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. Our Jackson facility provides services for up to 60 children ages 6-17. Our facility on the Gulf Coast provides services for up to 20 children ages 13-17.