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YOU'RE INVITED


'Tis the season for holiday cheer, coziness, and celebration! We invite you to join us on December 1, 2022 at 7:00pm PST for Sanctuary's third annual virtual Christmas Gala. Put on your funkiest shoes and your best gala-ready outfit as we celebrate with the theme Good for the Soul Sole. We’ll be streaming live on YouTube from the one-of-a-kind Fluevog Shoestore in Vancouver.

Throughout the night you’ll hear from Sanctuary Ambassadors, friends, and staff, as well as enjoy performances from our musical guests. You'll also learn more about Sanctuary’s work and the tremendous growth we've experienced in 2022 from our CEO Daniel Whitehead.

This year alone we launched new resources, including the revised and improved version of The Sanctuary Course and When a Loved One Dies by Suicide (coming in early November), we revamped the way we deliver our resources with a new website and online resource portal, and we began collaborating on an album of worship songs about mental health and faith with The Porter's Gate.

There are many opportunities ahead for Sanctuary, and there is also much to celebrate. Join us for an evening of encouragement, gratitude, and anticipation of what's to come!


OUR GOAL: $250,000

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Our goal is to raise $250,000 by December 31. Sanctuary relies on donations to continue equipping the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Your contributions help produce high-quality resources and used by faith communities around the world. Thank you for your support.

GIVE
WAYS TO GIVE

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THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

You can donate by clicking the "Give" button below.

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PURCHASING SHOES

50% of proceeds from shoes purchased on the night of the gala will go to Sanctuary. More details below.

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GIFTS/IN-KIND DONATIONS

For inquiries about how to give via gifts or in-kind donations, please email us at info@sanctuarymentalhealth.org

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VIA MAILED CHEQUE

Cheques can be mailed to:

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

PO Box 20147 Fairview Vancouver, BC V5Z 0C1


JOINING US

Tune in to see a roundtable discussion about the intersection of the arts, mental health, and faith.

Sanctuary Ambassadors Hillary McBride and John Swinton join CEO Daniel Whitehead and Director of The Porter's Gate Worship Project Isaac Wardell to talk about how the arts can help us open conversations about mental health and faith in new ways, how creativity has been important to them in their own mental health journeys, and what the arts and creativity can teach us about the character of God. 

Joining Us: Hillary McBride, John Swinton, Isaac Wardell, Daniel Whitehead

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OF PROCEEDS FROM FLUEVOG PURCHASES GO TO SANCTUARY

Must use coupon code SANCTUARY at checkout on fluevog.com on December 1 from 6:00-9:00pm PST.
Check out the Sanctuary team's favourite Fluevogs shoes featured here. You can scout out your shoe choices in advance by clicking the button below.

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    DANIEL WHITEHEAD

    JOINING US

    Tune in to see a roundtable discussion about the intersection of the arts, mental health, and faith.

    Sanctuary Ambassadors Hillary McBride and John Swinton join CEO Daniel Whitehead and Director of The Porter's Gate Worship Project Isaac Wardell to talk about how the arts can help us open conversations about mental health and faith in new ways, how creativity has been important to them in their own mental health journeys, and what the arts and creativity can teach us about the character of God. 

    Joining Us: Hillary McBride, John Swinton, Isaac Wardell, Daniel Whitehead
    FAQs

    1. How can I participate?

    There are three ways you can participate. You can sign up as a team captain or participant here, or donate if you feel so inclined. Team captains and participants will log their minutes of joyful movement throughout the weekend, while reaching out to their networks to support them by donating.

    2. When is the event?

    The event takes place over a weekend, from Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26. Mark your calendar!

    3. How can I share this with my friends or church community?

    Thank you for sharing this fundraiser! There are many ways you can do so. You can have them sign up as participants on your team by sending them this page, share about the event on social media, and encourage them to sign up for our newsletter

    4. Who should be on my team?

    Your team can be anyone that you want to connect with throughout the campaign. You might choose to be a team leader for your church community group, coworkers, family, friend group, or book club. 

    5. Can I be on more than one team?

    Yes, you can! If you are already associated with a campaign, the signup page will prompt you to ask if you really want to sign up for another. However, you can say “yes” and it’ll take you through the process again.

    6. What will the funds be used for?

    Sanctuary’s mission is to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Over the next three years, we want to reach 1,000,000 people around the world with our free resources. To scale our impact we need to invest in developing new resources and digital tools. The funds from Move for Mental Health will help us accomplish that and thus help even more people. To learn more about our plan, click here.

    7. What kind of movement counts?

    This is an event inclusive of all bodies and abilities, so we celebrate all kinds of movement—anything that makes you feel good and brings you joy. Whether it’s going for a run, swimming, practicing yoga, gardening, or walking your dog, we encourage you to move joyfully to participate in this fundraising event.

    8. I love the idea of this fundraiser but I don’t want to do the physical activity. How can I participate?

    We’re so glad that you want to participate! There are a number of other ways you can get involved. You can give by clicking here; share the project with your friends or church community and have a conversation about it; engage with Sanctuary’s other resources (The Sanctuary Course is a great place to start); and follow along on our social media to keep learning about mental health and faith. If you’d like to support Sanctuary’s work, you can make a donation here

    9. How can I share about this event on social media?

    Follow us on social media and use the hashtags #sanctuarymoves and #moveformentalhealth to share how you’re moving joyfully throughout the week. You can tag us on Instagram (@sanctuarymentalhealth), Facebook (Sanctuary Mental Health), and Twitter (@sanctuarymh)—we’d love to see how you’re participating! 

    10. Do I need to be in Vancouver to participate?

    Not at all! Sanctuary friends, supporters, and advocates live around the globe. In fact, our resources have been used in sixty-three countries. You’re welcome to participate from wherever you are living. You can even invite your family and friends living in different cities and countries to join your team and track joyful movement together.

    11. Where can I find more resources on the topic of faith and mental health?

    Please visit our online resource portal to browse our resources. Here you’ll be able to subscribe to The Sanctuary Course, an eight-week course on the subject, as well as some of our other resources. You can also check out our blog and podcast, and resources on race, faith, and mental health. We plan to continue producing resources at the intersection of these topics, so be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to be notified of new resources.

     

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    ABOUT SANCTUARY
    Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries is a Christian non-profit that equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Sanctuary envisions a future where the Church plays a vital role in supporting mental health and wellbeing in every community. We provide resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health. Our content is developed in collaboration with theologians, psychologists, and people with lived experience of mental health challenges. These resources prepare communities of faith around the world to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support mental health, and promote mental wellbeing. You can learn more about Sanctuary here.