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On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, UNC Health celebrates the international day of giving, Giving Tuesday, with a special one day only event called Tar Heal Tuesday.

For the past ten years, nonprofits and charities all over the globe have celebrated Giving Tuesday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in order to kick off the season of giving. Past Tar Heal Tuesday donations helped us raised over $35,000 for CECMH programs dedicated to the wellness of individuals and families who suffer from mental health in our community such as Brushes with Life, UNC PAWS, NCPRC, the NCCP and so many more.

Support Mental Health for All!

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2022 Match Challenges!

CECMH Director’s Challenge

Center Director Dr. John Gilmore will match up to $1000 in donations made on November 29th!

“The Center has helped so many people over the years with its innovative treatment and recovery programs. I’m offering this match challenge because I know that our best ideas really need this kind of support to make them a reality and to make a real difference.” – John Gilmore, MD

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CECMH Advisory Board Chairman Challenge
Board Chair David Pope and his wife Jeannie Pope will match up to $500 in donations made between 10-11am on November 29th!

“Thank you for supporting the research and recovery programs run through the UNC Center of Excellence in Community Mental Health. Together we can all make a difference in helping improve the treatments available and the lives of those dealing with mental illnesses.” – David and Jeannie

Kimberly Calhoun Challenge
Advisory Board Member Kimberly Calhoun will match up to $500 in donations made on November 29th!

The Programs Your Donations Have Supported!

Community Service Programs
Equipment and training for mental health care professionals.

Food Assistance Programs
Expansion of the Heat and Eat Meals program, delivering pre-made meals to high risk individuals.

Creation of 15 affordable-living houses for individuals with mental health illnesses.

Farm at Penny Lane
Equipment and supplies for the recovery programs offered at the 40 acre facility.

Brushes with Life Arts Program
Art supplies and canvases for participants for individuals with mental illness utilizing creative art practices to promote healing and recovery.

Horticultural Therapy Program
Plants and garden supplies for participants.

PAWS: Peer Assisted Wellness Support
Training for a facilities wellness dog, providing support to various health care locations.

North Carolina Clozapine Network
Creation of program and training for health care professionals.


Thank You For Your Support!