November 19, 2018
2018 Open Baskets MSWSA service project
Some of the MSWSA volunteers at Open Baskets 2018

November 17 marked the 10th anniversary of the MSW Student Association’s volunteer efforts with Open Baskets (openbaskets.org) to assemble holiday gift baskets for neighbors living with mental illness.  Since 2005, Open Baskets has partnered with Mental Health Resources to provide baskets that are sometimes the only gift received during the holiday season.  Open Baskets provided 100 holiday gift baskets in 2005, which has grown to 1,900 baskets this holiday season. The overall goal is to reach all 6,000+ neighbors served by MHR at least once a year. 

The MSWSA also supports the Dash-It for Baskets 5k each May, which is a fundraiser to support the organization's holiday efforts. Consider joining the race as a volunteer or participant - more information to come!