On Friday May 4th, Sanctuary House celebrated it’s 10th Annual Mile of Pennies event.  Sergeant Ryan Todd of the Greensboro Police Department, Police Neighborhood Resource Center and Operational Support Division shared  “As a police officer, I regularly deal with the deficiencies built into our mental health system here in America, and in Greensboro.  Men and women wearing badges fight everyday to bring peace to folks suffering from a variety mental illnesses, and despite our best efforts and the little training provided, we simply are not the cure for this problem.  Sanctuary House is a model solution for a crumbling mental health system. The amount of good done, the ground gained from just this one place, is quite frankly, incalculable.”
84,840 pennies were placed down.
ABOUT THE EVENT:

Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the greatest presidents to serve our nation, but many people aren’t aware that the 16th president struggled with symptoms of depression throughout his life. Despite this experience, Lincoln did not let his symptoms/depression define him.

Sanctuary House’s Mile of Pennies campaign aims to raise awareness and start the conversation about mental illness and health.  May is Mental Health Month, and this event raises awareness and money for Sanctuary House, which offers an array of services for adults with mental illness located in

Following a brief ceremony, pennies will continue to be placed down throughout the day until a full mile of pennies is laid – exactly 84,480 pennies.

Bakery treats will be provided by A Sweet Success! Bakery, Sanctuary House’s own social entrepreneurial business. Bakery items will be available for sale.  Food was served in partnership with A Corner Slice/Fishers Grille.  Health/Wellness Expert – Rae Anne Mullins was onsite promoting wellness and Patrick Rock provided a concert on the lawn for guests.

 
Pennies by the foot, helps mental health by the mile.  A design by a guest of event.
 
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