2019 Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

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  1. TiredChildren

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    give.twloha.com/WSPD2019ToyRaffle

    2018:

    FOUR THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO DOLLARS!

    That's how much you guys raised for suicide prevention last year. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?!?!

    Now that you've soaked that in, check this out - World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 is almost here! Two years ago we were in the top 3 of overall fundraisers in the campaign, and last year we were the top grossing fundraiser overall!! I cannot believe how amazing it's been to see this community respond so profoundly to this cause, and can't wait to see what we can do this year!

    This year's National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 9-15 and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10, and our campaign phrase this year is Tomorrow needs you.



    There's a new fundraising campaign this year where people can make financial donations, or people can even set up their own fundraising pages to help. If you'd like to donate, you can either do so through our main campaign page, or through my individual fundraising page that goes directly to our campaign: My fundraising page. I'm starting conservatively and setting my personal goal for my fundraising page to $750, but our overall campaign goal is $100,000, and every dollar raised through this campaign will go directly to suicide prevention. We also have a World Suicide Prevention Day Pack available on our store that comes with a shirt and a bracelet, and also includes a poster and info cards to use to spread awareness for suicide prevention.

    Like I said, I am simply astonished at how amazingly you guys have responded these past 4 years, and I'm really looking forward to how far we can take it this year!


    2017:

    World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 is almost here! Last year's campaign blew away even my wildest expectations, and the 2016 Toy Raffle ended up being the highest grossing fundraiser in the campaign!! We raised $3,225, which is just completely bonkers!

    It's been humbling and SO exciting to see you guys donating to our suicide prevention fundraiser the last three years, and I’d love to see if we can actually surpass last year's campaign! This year's National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 10-16 and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10, and our campaign phrase this year is Stay. Find what you were made for.



    There's a new fundraising campaign this year where people can make financial donations, or people can even set up their own fundraising pages to help. If you'd like to donate, you can either do so through our main campaign page, or through my individual fundraising page that goes directly to our campaign: My fundraising page. I'm starting conservatively and setting my personal goal for my fundraising page to $750, but our overall campaign goal is $100,000, and every dollar raised through this campaign will go directly to suicide prevention. We also have a World Suicide Prevention Day Pack available on our store that comes with a shirt and a bracelet, and also includes stickers and info cards to use to spread awareness for suicide prevention.

    There are no words to express how much I've been completely blown away by your generosity these past 3 years, and I can't wait to see how far we can take it this year!


    2016:

    It’s that time again! You guys did an AMAZING job donating to our suicide prevention fundraiser the last two years, and I’d love to see if we can blow those campaigns out of the water with this year’s raffle! This year's National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 5-11 and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10, and our campaign this year is called And So I Kept Living.



    We’ve set up a new fundraising campaign this year where people can make financial donations, or people can even set up their own fundraising pages to help. If you'd like to donate, you can either do so through our main campaign page, or through my individual fundraising page that goes directly to our campaign: My fundraising page. My personal goal for my fundraising page is $750, but our overall campaign goal is $85,000, and every dollar raised through this campaign will go directly to suicide prevention. We also have a World Suicide Prevention Day Pack available on our store that comes with a shirt and a bracelet, and also includes posters and info cards to use to spread awareness for suicide prevention.

    I seriously can’t thank you guys enough for how much you’ve done to help, and I can’t wait to see how this year stacks up against the last two amazing years!


    2015:

    Hey guys! With a new year comes a new campaign, and you guys did a LOT to help suicide prevention last year with your donations, so I wanted to update this thread with info about this year's campaign. This year's National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 7-13 and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10, and our campaign this year is called We'll See You Tomorrow.



    We have a new fundraising campaign this year where people can make financial donations, or people can even set up their own fundraising pages to help. If you'd like to donate, you can either do so through our main campaign page, or through my individual fundraising page that goes directly to our campaign: My fundraising page. My personal goal for my fundraising page is $500, but our overall campaign goal is $75,000, and every dollar raised through this campaign will go directly to suicide prevention. We also have a World Suicide Prevention Day Pack available on our store that comes with a shirt and a bracelet, and also includes posters and info cards to use to spread awareness for suicide prevention.

    Thank you guys SO MUCH for the donations you made last year, and I hope you can help again this year!


    2014:

    Normally I don't really do a whole lot to direct people to the company I work for, but we're doing a big campaign right now that could really use your help. I'm the Director of Design for a company called To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. You can check out our website here for more info on who we are and what we do: TWLOHA.com



    Right now we're running a fundraising campaign for our involvement in this year's National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10). We're currently running a StayClassy campaign where people can make financial donations, or people can even set up their own fundraising pages to help. If you'd like to donate, you can either do so through our main campaign page, or through my individual fundraising page that goes directly to our campaign: My fundraising page.

    With their fundraising efforts, supporters can help us challenge the stigma associated with mental health and provide support and treatment for those affected by suicide. From now until the end of NSPW, every dollar raised through this NSPW 2014 StayClassy page will go directly to suicide prevention. (Here's a page that explains what TWLOHA does with the donations that we receive outside of this particular campaign.)

    tl;dr - My company is raising money for suicide prevention. Your donations help!
     
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    this is awesome
     
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    ^Thanks Jesus!

    I wanted to add this here, since I've had a couple people ask - The "No one else can play your part" silhouette graphic was designed by me, as was pretty much everything else you see on the StayClassy campaign and on TWLOHA.com.



    Anyone feel like donating to suicide prevention?
     
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    Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we're right in the middle of National Suicide Prevention Week. I'd really appreciate any donations you guys can make, even if it's only a dollar or two! Donate here: http://www.stayclassy.org/twlohajames
     
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    Donated.

    Great cause James.
     
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    Awesome Bryce, thank you so much for the donation!
     
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    Donated! Get on it folks.
     
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    Thanks Patrick! And thanks to everyone who's at least checked the page out, that in itself is a step toward helping with suicide prevention awareness!
     
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    donated!
     
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    It's that time of year again, so I thought I'd leave an update in the first post above. We have a new campaign this year, and I'd really appreciate it if you guys could donate anything, even a dollar! Here's a link to my fundraising page: Classy.org/TWLOHAJames
     
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    Donate what you can, skullpeople.

    James, are any of those shirts still available, for this year?
     
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    First of all, thanks so much to those who donated last year and/or this year! So amazing to see that support!

    Second, yep last year's shirt design is available on our store at http://store.twloha.com/collections/no-one-else.

    To those of you who haven't checked this out yet, I hope you can take a minute and either donate or share the link. A little bit goes a long way to help people who are struggling.

    https://www.classy.org/twlohajames
     
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    Congratulations on hitting your goal and then some, James :D

    The $5 toy raffle was such a good idea, and it has been really cool watching so many people step up to donate.

    I look forward to seeing the results video.

    Thanks for bringing such a great cause to the community, James
     
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    YES, thanks for doing this! We should make it an annual event.
     
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    ^ seconded.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree! A great cause, great toys... Everybody wins. :D
    Hope to be able to contribute even more next year.
     
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    RIP The PIzz (Long Beach Rock City)
     
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    2015 Suicide Prevention Toy Raffle Results :
    * Results moved to this thread, since the For Sale thread will disappear over the next month or two.
     
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    Congratulations to all of you raffle winners as well.
     
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    Congratulations to all the winners!
    Thrilled to have had my name drawn. :mrgreen:
    It's been really amazing to see the SB and IG community pitch in for such an important cause.
    Thank you James for putting this all together!
     
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    Happy to have donated for such a great cause!
     
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    Here's the corrected list. The first couple winners have picked, and I'm moving on to the next person on the list. I'm going to go ahead and contact all of the winners to let them know that they've won and to be on the lookout for their chance to pick. Hopefully that'll speed up the picking process. :)

    1. Anonymous
    2. Sean L
    3. Tim S
    4. Jared D
    5. Luis H
    6. Anonymous
    7. Kevin E
    8. Nick B
    9. Patrick T
    10. Joe L
    11. Ben B
    12. Rei A
    13. Kevin C
    14. Abel V
    15. Michael C
    16. Mikko U
    17. Michael J
    18. Dago R
    19. Jason S
    20. Melody T
    21. Maddie L
    22. Edward S
    23. JP C
    24. Michael S
    25. Stephen B
    26. Danny V
    27. Amy DC
    28. Charlie B
    29. Brandon G
    30. Eric A
    31. Blake W
    32. Jason O
     
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    Oh, cool. This'll be fun.

    Ha, so it wasn't Jay P. after all. Sorry, Jay.
     
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    Glad I marked that list *unofficial*. Sorry for any disappointments based on my lousy wax clogged ears. :oops:
     
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    got the email, look forward to my pick. thanks again for putting such an amazing fundraiser together James.
     

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