This annual in gathering of gifts and money from the community assures that people with mental illnesses are not forgotten during the Holiday Season.


Gifts are distributed to mental health recipients at an annual Holiday Gala hosted by the Mental Health Association. This festive event features food, entertainment and the distribution of hundreds of gifts donated by area individuals and organizations. Gifts are also shared with patients who must remain in either the Buffalo Psychiatric Center or the Olean General Hospital Mental Health Unit during the Holidays, and with area residential and treatment sites.

Eligibility and Referrals:

Invitations to the Gala are posted in mental health program sites throughout the community and are extended to self-help recipient groups. Any person receiving mental health treatment is welcome to attend.   Reservations are requested.

Fee: None

Contact Person:

Stella Sherburne

Mental Health Association, Inc.

Delaware Park Centre, N.Union Street, P.O. Box 833

Olean, New York 14760

Telephone: (716) 372-0208 Fax: (716) 372-0222

E-mail   ssherburne.mhacc@att.net