The holidays can be a hard time for those who are away from home to get help with their OCD. Something as simple as a card and a message from the heart during this time of year can make a huge difference. That’s why the IOCDF is asking for your help to send messages of hope to those undergoing treatment for OCD. It’s easy to participate and make an impact in someone’s life.
This year, we’re partnering with Not Alone Notes to create fun and inspiring cards for the holidays! Check out their video tutorial for sending a card:
1.) Pick out (or create your own!) fun, festive Holiday card. Design and messaging is up to you, but remember that you won’t know who will receive it — so please choose a secular or non-denominational card.
Here are some fun templates for you to download, print, and decorate!
2. Write your message of hope. You can share words of encouragement, original artwork, or simply wish someone a happy, healthy, and hopeful New Year. Feel free to include your contact information if you wish, but you can also just sign your first name if you prefer. Do not put your cards in sealed envelopes. View Sample Messages
3. Send your card to the IOCDF’s PO Box. We’ll collect the cards and then send them to individuals currently receiving treatment at one of our Institutional Members’ treatment programs. People of all ages need messages of hope — so cards for children, teens, and adults are all requested.
We need cards early so we have time to sort and send — Please make sure yours is postmarked by December 2!
Send all cards to:
International OCD Foundation, Inc.
c/o Messages of Hope
P.O. Box 961029
Boston, MA 02196
Let’s join together to make someone’s holiday a bit brighter! Watch IOCDF National Ambassador Ethan Smith talk about the impact of #MessagesOfHope:
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