Working together with our community to create a world that better understands, accepts and supports people whose lives are affected by mental illness
The mission of MEG's Gift is to positively impact mental health care in the Rochester community. They do this through financial support, education and advocacy. This mission is not only a reflection of who Megan was, but also a celebration of community and hope through life's darkest moments.
When beloved daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, niece and friend Megan Elizabeth Garbach tragically lost her battle with depression in 2014, her family and friends promised that the manner of her death would not define how she was known in life.
Instead, they wanted to ensure that the gifts Meg so freely gave to the world during her lifetime were her legacy. To do this, they created MEG's Gift, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charity.
2022 PRIMARY BENEFICIARY
The MEG's Gift Board has selected Villa of Hope to be the primary beneficiary of funds raised in 2022. We chose Villa of Hope because their work is embedded in their name… HOPE. Today, more than ever, people of all ages are struggling physically and mentally. HOPE is one of the most important things we can offer anyone. Villa of Hope is true to their mission: to Rebuild, Recover, and Renew hope for the future.
MEG’s Gift is excited to be part of this journey to wellness through our financial support, advocacy for mental health, and community involvement. In doing this we are nurturing Meg’s legacy of love and compassion.