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Holiday Messages of Hope

Let's Give Hope to Those Undergoing Treatment for OCD

The holidays can be a hard time for those struggling to manage OCD and related disorders.  Something as simple as a card and a message from the heart during this time of year can make a huge difference.  

That's why, for the fourth year in a row, the IOCDF is asking for your help to send messages of hope to those undergoing treatment for OCD. It's easy to participate, and make an impact in someone's life.

Here’s what you can do to help:

1. Pick out (or create your .own!) fun, festive Holiday card. Design and messaging is up to you, but remember that you won’t know who will receive it — so a secular or non-denominational card is recommended.

2. Write your message of hope. You can share words of encouragement, original artwork, or simply wish someone a happy, healthy, and hopeful New Year. Feel free to include your contact information if you wish, but you can also just sign your first name if you prefer.

3. Send your card to the IOCDF’s PO Box. We’ll collect the cards and then send them to individuals currently receiving treatment at one of our Institutional Members’ treatment programs. People of all ages need messages of hope — so cards for children, teens, and adults are all requested. Please mail cards by December 15th!

Send all cards to:

International OCD Foundation, Inc.
c/o OCDvocate Message of Hope
P.O. Box 961029
Boston, MA 02196

Let’s join together to make a fellow sufferers holiday a bit brighter.


  • Donna

    Happy to join in.

  • Betsy Kalny Ritchie

    Yes, I will prepare cards gladly.

  • Meghan

    I was SO excited to see this! Can’t wait to make lots 😀

  • Carrie

    I can we package lots of cards together and ship to IOCF in a mailing envelope? Or do they need to be mailed with a stamp individually?

    • Meghan

      Carrie, I’m just going to mail mine all together in one of those big envelopes, If your sending a lot that may be best!


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