Walgreens and Mental Health America Team Up to Raise Funds and Provide Mental Health Support This Holiday Season

Walgreens launches virtual ‘Swear Jar’ with aim to raise $1.5 million from consumers, turning holiday frustrations into support and services for others

Deerfield, Illinois, December 06, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This coming December, Walgreens and Mental Health America (MHA) are teaming up to provide mental health support this holiday season. Walgreens and MHA together ask people to donate a “Swear Jar” when they encounter the inevitable holiday hiccups that make them want to scream “bullshit.” MHA is a leading community nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the general mental health of all Americans.

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Walgreens and Mental Health America are teaming up to raise money and provide mental health support this holiday season via a virtual “Swear Jar.” (Photo: Business Wire)

“During the holidays, customers and patients often turn to Walgreens for quick fixes to stress like finding the perfect last-minute gift or filling a prescription when sick, but we often realize that there are other difficult feelings many experience during this busy time of year,” Pat said. McClain, Chief Marketing Officer, Walgreens. “That’s why we’re partnering with Mental Health America this season to bring customers together to find a positive side in moments of frustration and turn them into donations that provide support and resources to those facing mental health challenges.”

To show its commitment to the support and well-being of all, Walgreens made a one-time donation of $500,000 and matches every dollar donated to Mental Health America via its “Swear Jar,” adding up to an additional $500,000 through December 31. * In partnership with our clients, we hope to donate up to $1.5 million.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Walgreens, especially at this difficult time of the year, to raise important money for mental health advocacy, services and support,” said Schroeder Streibling, President and CEO of MHA. Combined with their matching commitment, it will allow MHA to help thousands of people take steps to improve their overall mental health this holiday season — and throughout the year ahead.”

In 2020, depression and anxiety severity among those taking online screening with Mental Health America reached their highest levels throughout the year during the holiday months – November and December. Contributions from this campaign will go toward assistance this holiday season and year-round funding for the MHA’s Free Screening Program, public education initiatives, and advocacy efforts to push for access to mental health care for all.

Customers who want to donate to “Swear Jar” are encouraged to visit mhanational.org/swearjar Any dollar amount can be donated.

If you or someone you know needs support this holiday season, please visit mhanational.org/holidays for resources and information.

*Donations must be made online at mhanational.org/swearjar. Walgreens will make an initial donation of $500,000 (“Initial Donation”), then make dollar-for-dollar for all public donations, up to a maximum of an additional $500,000 (“Matching Donation”) through December 31, 2021, for a total amount of up to 1,000 donated $0.000 (“Total Donation”) by Walgreens. For additional details on Mental Health America, visit mhanational.org. Walgreens will post a notification at mhanational.org/swearjar when Walgreens meets the matching donation limit of $500,000.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the US division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated pharmacy, healthcare, and retail business that serves millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most recognized pharmacy, health, and beauty company, the purpose of Walgreens is to advocate for the health and well-being of every community in America. Walgreens operates nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Walgreens prides itself on being a healthy neighborhood destination serving nearly 9 million customers daily. Walgreens pharmacists play an important role in the United States health care system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and health care services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a truly holistic channel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms, powered by the latest technology to deliver quality products and services in local communities nationwide.

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit community organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting inclusive mental health for all. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promoting mental health as an essential part of comprehensive wellness, including prevention services for all; identification and early intervention of those at risk; Integrated care, services and support for those who need them; With healing as a goal. Learn more at MHAnational.org.

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