At the end of July, I posted some of my whimsical mixed media art on etsy, in order to raise money for suicide prevention and awareness. Priced at just $5 each, $1 of each sale will go towards suicide prevention. For every 10 items sold, I will donate $10 to organizations that are doing good work to support this important cause.
In August we made our first donation to To Write Love On Her Arms. TWLOHA is a nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. "TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery."
On September 12, we made our second donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
On September 16, we made our third donation, this time to the American Association of Suicidology.
On September 24, we made our 4th donation, this time to the Contra Costs County Crisis Center.
Lighting Up the Sky encourages creativity in raising money for suicide prevention. I have been to bowling events, comedy nights, and many walks and other fundraisers. I've purchased stickers and jewelry and artwork. Purchase something, be a patron, participate in an event - or come up with your own ideas!