In case you missed it, here’s a story that appeared last week in the Patchogue Patch:
PATCHOGUE, NY — A Patchogue eatery recently raised over $3,000 for a mental health organization, sparked after an incident at the business this month. On August 1, Mademoiselle of Patchogue on 61 N. Ocean Avenue had a person with a “mental health issue” come into the business to reach out for help, the owner, Michelle Gillette Kelly, posted in Facebook video.
Suffolk police confirmed officers responded to the cafe on an “aided case.” Kelly stated in the video that the person received the help they needed. After that, she made the decision to host a “Mademoiselle Mental Health Awareness Day” last Saturday.
During the event, the business donated all of the profits from the day to the Federation of Organizations, which is a community-based social wellness agency. The group provides health and wellness, senior and children’s services, housing, and support services to residents of Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan. The event included raffles and giveaways.
On Thursday, Kelly presented the check to the organization for $3,080.
“Thank you to all who came out and supported us for this very worthwhile cause,” a post on Mademoiselle’s Facebook page read. “It’s because of all of you and your generosity a few more people in this world will be getting the support they desperately need.”