TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Counselors at Lee's Place are working hard to keep up with their rising caseload as people turn to them for help during the pandemic; now, they'll get a little help themselves, thanks to the Tallahassee Beer Society.
"Right now we're in kind of a tough time," said Danny Aller, Tallahassee Beer Society co-founder. "I mean, people are dealing with loss, people are dealing with grief because of the pandemic, and we felt like Lee's Place was a great place to donate all the money to."
After seeing success pouring more than $1,000 from previous fundraising profits into Elder Care, the Tallahassee Beer Society decided to donate all of the proceeds from this year's "Drink Tallahassee Beer" shirt sales into helping fund mental health assistance. Lee's Place Development Director Beth Tedio says they were more than happy to accept the donation.
"This fundraiser from the Tallahassee Beer Society, they are so generous because they reached out to us to ask if we wanted to be the recipient of the proceeds of the T-shirt sales," said Tedio. "And we were happy to say yes and thank you because not only is the donation a huge help to make sure that we have the funds we need to help everyone and their time of need, but it's the awareness in the community that we are still here. If you haven’t dealt with a big loss, you’re not really aware of us. We’re not on your radar, and that’s a good thing, that you haven't needed us, but we want to be sure that everyone knows that we are here and ready to help."
Lee's Place offers assistance with loss, grief, and trauma for people of all ages on a sliding payment scale.