All items are $5 plus tax. The sale will be on the hospital’s campus at 823 Highway 589 in Purvis, and the public is invited to attend.
The Monday evening sale is being billed as a Ladies’ Night Out with light refreshments and a door prize drawing. Monday evening customers who purchase at least five pieces of merchandise will have their names placed in a drawing for five pieces of free merchandise. Even though this evening is being promoted as a “Ladies Night Out,” men will not be turned away!
While jewelry is the main focus of the sale, other products make up about half of the items available. Shoppers can find such items as blanket scarves, bags/wallets/purses, workout clothes, leggings, hats and caps, flashlights, cell phone/electronic supplies, team logo items and more. Jewelry is available to satisfy most any taste from the elegant look to collectibles, trendy jewelry, teen items, children’s pieces and even men’s watches and bracelets. (ITEMS VARY BY LOCATION.)
Proceeds from the sale will go toward purchasing gifts for SMSH patients who are in the hospital at Christmas along with other expenditures that meet the organization’s objectives.
Friends of SMSH is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an understanding of mental health and the needs of individuals with mental illness, improving the quality of life for patients and providing recognition and support for hospital employees. The Friends group does this by advocating for the hospital in the community, meeting needs of the patients and providing activities for both the patients and the staff.
South Mississippi State Hospital, located in Purvis, is an acute-care, regional behavioral health program that provides inpatient services for adults with a diagnosis of mental illness. SMSH operates under the umbrella of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and serves Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Perry, Greene, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Stone, Pearl River, George, Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson counties. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
For information on the jewelry fundraiser, mental health, South Mississippi State Hospital or membership in Friends of SMSH, please call 601-794-0219.