Marisa's Purpose Faith , Hope and Love is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 located in Monticello, Illinois.
Our journey began with a profound loss—Marisa, our beloved daughter, left us at the young age of 20 due to an accidental overdose in 2016. In the wake of this tragedy, we embarked on a mission to create positive change and promote well-being. Thus, Marisa's Purpose: Faith, Hope and Love was born.
Our not-for-profit organization is dedicated to addressing the critical issues of drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health challenges. The purpose of our organization takes on a deeply personal and compelling dimension, driven by the memory of Marisa.
At Marisa's Purpose, we take a comprehensive approach to raising awareness. We organize engaging speaker sessions, provide Narcan training, and offer scholarships for students committed to addiction awareness. This showcases our unwavering commitment to tackling not only substance abuse but also the interconnected issue of mental health. We strongly emphasize education and community involvement as powerful strategies to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health, fostering vital conversations and understanding.
Our focus on youth education is particularly crucial. We aspire to equip the younger generation with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions, resist the pressures of substance abuse, and promote mental well-being.
We invite support from the community through monetary donations, assistance with activities, or ideas for improvement. Your involvement is vital in addressing both substance abuse and mental health challenges. The memory of Marisa propels our determination to make a difference on multiple fronts.
Our motto, "Choices Matter: Understanding the ripple effect of drug use. Educate. Empower. Engage.," encapsulates our commitment to spreading awareness, empowering individuals to make informed choices, and engaging the community in meaningful dialogue.
Thank you for considering joining us on this journey to create positive change and promote well-being in our communities.
Thank you in advance for your time and generosity.
Donations can also be made to Marisa's Purpose Charity through First State Bank in Monticello.
I hope you’ll join me in my crusade educating future generations and bringing hope to our community.
Knowledge Is A Powerful Tool Against Drug And Alcohol Abuse!
May Marisa’s memory be eternal!
Connie Gyorr and family
"Our mission is to empower individuals and families by providing support and resources to navigate mental health and addiction challenges, while actively working to remove the stigma associated with these issues. We are committed to educating students, families, and communities about the dangers of vaping, alcohol, and substance abuse, fostering a culture of awareness, understanding, and support."
The goal of Marisa’s Purpose is to reduce the number of children and families that face the pain of losing a child, a brother, a sister, a father, a mother, or a friend to drugs and alcohol. We hope to give families the knowledge and tools to communicate with each other about the dangers of alcohol and drugs.
Your support and contributions will enable us to educate more families in our community. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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