Top 10 Charity Fundraising Tips

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The last few years I've done a lot of charity fundraising, particularly for suicide prevention. Its not something I have ever done before..ever. And I HATE sales, which is kind of what fundraising is when you really get down to it. You're selling a cause...your cause...something you are passionate … [Read more...]

Origami Owl Online Fundraiser

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. A couple of months ago, Origami Owl Independant Designer Jamie Bertucci found me via Twitter. She contacted me about my fundraising for the Overnight Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention because she is passionate about the cause. Nine years ago Jamie lost her Dad to … [Read more...]

The Life Saver

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. Last Thursday I stayed up past 3am drawing something... I was so inspired and moved to be creating it that I just couldn't stop. I know some of you (but definitely not all of you) know I've been struggling in a manic phase. I saw my doctor just under 2 weeks ago and she completely revised my … [Read more...]

Social Media Butterflies: Suicide Prevention Fundraiser

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. Right now I'm in the middle of a very important project. I'm raising funds for suicide prevention. For the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to be more specific. I'm sure you've heard me talking about it, but if you haven't, a couple months ago I created some original art that I … [Read more...]

Why Support My Suicide Prevention Fundraising

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. I've got a fundraiser going for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that you may have heard about. But why should you pre-order a shirt and donate to this vital cause? What does the AFSP do with that money? How does it help bring us closer to the goal of suicide prevention? After … [Read more...]

“Butterfly Blogger” T-Shirts for Suicide Prevention

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. A couple of weeks ago I drew this original art I call "Blogger Butterfly" to apply for a scholarship/trip to the blogging conference #SoFabCon14. They asked for creativity and I gave it to them. If you take a look it says "BLOGGER" in the body of the butterfly and then within the wings I have … [Read more...]

This is My Brave Show: Auditions Open

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.   This is My Brave, the show: "Opening up about Mental Illness" is the brainchild of passionate blogger and mental health advocate Jennifer Marshall (@bipolarmomlife). I wrote about her endeavor earlier last year when she Kickstarted her event (with success) and now that the event is set and … [Read more...]

Jewelry for Suicide Loss/Mental Health

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. For my birthday last month, my parents gave me a meaningful bracelet that they chose in honor of my suicide prevention advocacy. It was then that it occurred to me that perhaps suicide loss or prevention jewelry existed that I didn't know about. And I was right! The American Foundation for … [Read more...]

Thrifted: Charity Formal {Thrifting Tips}

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- Last week, John and I attended a charity event called Child's Play. Its a organization, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, created by the games industry to provide toys, book and video game consoles and games to kids at Children's Hospitals worldwide. They've raised millions of dollars over … [Read more...]

AFSP 2014 Overnight {Seattle & Philadelphia}

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This may sound silly to some of you but I literally "whooped" with joy on Thursday when I found out the 2014 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Overnight Walk was announced for my beautiful Seattle June 14/15. The foundation has decided for the first time to actually do two Overnight Walks … [Read more...]

Out of the Darkness There’s Hope

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On Saturday I attended the Seattle Out of the Darkness walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Once again it was a great success with a wonderful turnout even though it was rainy and cold. Oh Seattle and our unpredictable Fall weather. This year I volunteered for the first time to … [Read more...]

[CLOSED] Online Charity Auction Ends Wed 10/2

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Hi All, my Stop Suicide 2.0 Charity Auction to benefit my Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is ending soon! Auction Dates: Bidding will end at 8pm EST this Wed, Oct. 2nd. Auction Items: See all 19 items up for bid … [Read more...]

{CLOSED} Item 20: $15 to Printable Party Invites

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Stop Suicide Charity Auction to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Quick Link to All Auctions: http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com/category/charity-events/stop-suicide-2-0-charity-auction/ Item 20:  $15 towards your purchase at LC Paper Designs- Handcrafted Printable Party … [Read more...]

{CLOSED} Item 19: Handstamped Silver Necklace

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Stop Suicide Charity Auction to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Quick Link to All Auctions: http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com/category/charity-events/stop-suicide-2-0-charity-auction/ Item #19:  Two Little Birds Studio Swivel Rectangular Silver Pendant – Stamp on BOTH … [Read more...]

{CLOSED} Item 18: Large Handbag Midnight Blue

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Stop Suicide Charity Auction to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Quick Link to All Auctions: http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com/category/charity-events/stop-suicide-2-0-charity-auction/ Item #18: Poetry Large Canvas Handbag in Midnight Blue with Orange interior. Size 15" … [Read more...]

{CLOSED} Item 17: Ponytail Pals

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Stop Suicide Charity Auction to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Quick Link to All Auctions: http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com/category/charity-events/stop-suicide-2-0-charity-auction/ Item #17: Set of 3 Ponytail Pals (pony tail bands with adorable little plushies … [Read more...]

{CLOSED} Item 16: Signed Print by Artist Amy Brown

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Stop Suicide Charity Auction to Benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Quick Link to All Auctions: http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com/category/charity-events/stop-suicide-charity-auction/ Item #16: This Gorgeous 8-1/2 x 11 Signed Print called "A New Day" by Seattle-area Fantasy … [Read more...]