How YOU can help right now.

By Chloe GrabanskiJune 29, 2011

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear is, “What can I do to help?” We have supporters all over the world who write to us asking how they can make a difference. There are so many ways to get involved with TWLOHA, and right now we have a way you can help right where you are. It takes about 30 seconds, and all you need is a Facebook account.

The way to vote is simple:

1.) Go to the Vivint Gives Back Project.
2.) Login with your Facebook account. If this is your first time voting you must allow the Vivint Application access.
3.) “Like” the Vivint Facebook page. You will only have to do this once.
4.) Click “Vote” to vote for TWLOHA.

Right now Vivint is giving away $1.25 million dollars to 100 different nonprofit organizations.The top prize, $250,000, will be awarded to the most-voted nonprofit. You may be thinking, “Oh great. Another contest.” However, we ask you to consider what winning this contest could mean for TWLOHA.

The money from this contest would be used in a variety of ways, but our first focus will be expanding our efforts in treatment and recovery by:

-Going on site visits to treatment and counseling centers to meet with the administration, clinicians, licensed mental health counselors and social workers. This gives us first-hand knowledge of the services and resources provided at each facility and helps us understand the needs as well. This way, we are able to accurately distribute scholarship funds and help those in need of treatment.
– Our hope is to build an interactive platform that will allow people to invest directly into treatment and recovery in their local community.
– Continue to support organizations such as the  American Foundation for Suicide PreventionNational Alliance on Mental IllnessSelf Injury FoundationIn The Rooms and more. These and other organizations are actively fighting this fight with us. They are researching, raising awareness, supporting others and tapping into markets we may not have the manpower to tackle. We are in this together and want to continue to support them.

In addition, we believe in the work we’re already doing through our various programs. Winning this contest would allow us to take MOVE Community Conferences to new cities stateside and abroad, expand our UChapters Program and visit campuses already actively bringing the message of hope and help to their schools, be able to visit new communities through speaking events, tours and awareness campaigns, and launch our first-ever high school campaign!

Currently, we are not in 1st place. We are down by quite a few votes but we know with the amount of people supporting us on Twitter, Facebook and our online sites, we can quickly change that. You can help TWLOHA be the winning organization. You can help us win $250,000. You can help us make a difference.

You can vote once per day through August 27th. This means we need your help and commitment. Thirty seconds every day this summer from each of you is all it takes to win.

Please take the time to vote each day, and ask your friends and family to vote too. The only way we can do this is if we do it together. Thank you very much for your support.

Let’s go win $250,000!

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Comments (3)

  1. Erin

    I have been suicidal since 7 years old I am bipolar type 1 with psychotic features. I hear voices even on the highest doses of antipsychotics and have been committed by a judge for 4 months at one point. Made 5 major suicide attempts in my life and was in a psych hospital at yale last week or so trying not to harm myself. Just wanted to be heard and thank you for what you do. My 20 year old daughter introduced me to TWLOHA a few years ago. Peace to you.

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    1. TWLOHA

      You are heard. You are seen. Thank you for being open and honest with us, Erin.

      We know how exhausting these struggles and challenges can be, but we are glad that you are continuing to seek treatment and working toward the healing you deserve.

      Please know that you can always email our team at [email protected] if you are in need of some support.

      With Hope,

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  2. Hannah

    Well! I have a non profit that needs it. @hannahmarieary is a write and aspiring producer. She wants in! She has An amazing reason why “To Write Love On her Arms” actually saved her life!

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