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Fundraiser for mental health help ahead of the holidays

Posted at 10:56 PM, Nov 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-22 23:37:59-05

PIKESVILLE, Md (WMAR) — COVID-19 is changing the way we do everything and with the holidays approaching, there is even more of a concern about mental health. A Baltimore County nonprofit has created a new way of helping families out during these difficult times.

Shalom Tikvah Whole Family Mental Healthcare in Pikesville launched the Little Acts Big Impact campaign, partnering with a local flower shop to help the small business, raise money for their programs and spread a little joy during a time when people might be feeling isolated.

Nicole Glick and Jennifer Grossman founded Shalom Tikvah in 2017 to provide mental health care to the entire family with the idea that when one person struggles, the entire family can suffer.

"We believe that no one ever suffers in isolation and in order not to bandaid anything, we need to see each member in the family working towards a common goal to make sure that family can thrive," said Grossman.

They provide a new way to look at therapy, but it's more than that. They are meeting a financial need too because there’s a gap between what insurance companies will cover and what families actually need and they saw that need skyrocket when the pandemic hit.

"The social isolation, financial stress, the unknown and the health concerns certainly drive a lot of underlying health issues," said Glick.

So they launched the Little Acts Big Impact campaign to raise money to pay on the families behalf.

"Community members have the ability to have an impact on somebody by doing a small act," said Grossman.

They partnered with Owings Mills-based Flowers and Fancies to offer thanksgiving crates and flower arrangements, with a portion of the proceeds going to Shalom Tikvah.

They say it’s a win win win: helping a small business, raising money for their programming and bringing joy to peoples lives.

"One of the reasons we chose a partnership with Flowers and Fancies is that that feeling of being heard continues. Each morning when somebody comes down and sees those flowers, it’s again a reminder that there’s somebody out there that’s thinking of me," said Grossman.

Click here to order for the fundraiser.