$5 DONATION FOR A SOBER NATION
WHO WE ARE
Models Against Addictions Foundation (501) (c)( 3) chose the name because we acknowledge the power and influence that models and the fashion industry have to lend their voices in society. Our mission is to STOP the stigma of addictions and integrate meditation in recovery.
WHY ADDICTIONS AND CHANGING THE STIGMA
We believe that by removing the stigma of addictions we can save lives and you can help us by donating ONLY 20 % of the population with addictions ask for help. Many people die and family members and friends say I wish I knew. Is time to transform “difficult” to “Important “We have Opioid Crisis 116 people died every day and we still have a social deny of open discussion of heinous stigma.
Meditation ( breathing work )is a system of yogic science which can help to break habits, addictions & addictive behavior. It helps individuals to remain calm and be non-reactive in challenging life situations and helps detach from thoughts and impulses, which can help reduce cravings and prevent relapse.
Overcome stress (University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2003)
Help overcome anxiety, depression, anger and confusion (Psychosomatic Medicine,
Reduce stress and improves the quality of sleep
Builds stronger willpower to prevent relapses
Helps eliminate bad habits /dependencies/addictions Increases self-esteem
Strengthens 72.000 nerves in your body
Improves relationship and communication skills
HOW WE ARE CHANGING THE STIGMA and what makes us different.
We created the un-dependent project when on the 11th day of each month, we promote and encourage individuals to examine their lives and identify and confront their various dependencies then stop them for 24 hours. Allowing those who are unaware of the power of addiction to analyze their own lives and gain a greater understanding of challenges facing those struggling with addiction every day.
OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRESS FOR CHANGING THE STIGMA
A $10 dollar a day spend reaches 42,248 people that day.
Our efforts are estimated to reach up to 3.6 million people in by 2020 for the purpose of eliminating the stigma of addiction and cultivating a community of compassion for those seeking to address their addictions and dependencies.
RAISING THE MONEY FOR MEDITATION
Practice meditation with certified teachers in
• Homeless Shelters for men and women
• Out-patient and In-patient recovery facilities
• Halfway houses
• Un-dependent Meet- Up groups for people with dependencies
We are raising money for meditation teachers for 2,5 hours class every week in different facilities and FREE for participants and for renting the space for 3 hours meet-up groups class every week
WHY YOU SHOULD HELP:
Addiction is still perceived as a moral failing by the general public and is neglected from legal and administrative authorities and society. Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction because it makes it harder for individuals, friends, and families to deal with their problems and get the help they need.
Your voice and donation are going to help so many people that are close to your heart. This is our moment in expanding human consciousness and awareness and taking a stand for each other's deepest pains and showing up for literally everyone. We are so powerful when we own our weaknesses fearlessly.
Please know that however you help is like a blessing from the universe to my soul about everything I've overcome. If you genuinely cannot do $5, then share this with 5 people. Your 5 is a symbol of your love and compassion for everyone you know and everyone you don't know.
You can save lives. SHARE with others.
We believe! With the collective energy of human goodness, we can reach our goal. SHARE You can also help us by sharing this on your individual social media accounts.
YOU CAN ALSO HELP :
For those who would like to be more creative and involved in our movement Our call to action is “the Catwalk Challenge” An easy and fun activity in the same vein as the ALS Ice-Bucket challenge
See examples of the Catwalk Challenge here: #catwalkchallenge
THANK YOU FOR READING
I am grateful for your attention, and whatever brought you to this fundraiser today. My name is Asia, and I am the creator of that video above (do watch it) and the founder of non-profit Models Against Addictions.
I would like you to know: My father, addicted to alcohol as long as I knew him, took away my childhood and ended his life by committing suicide. My brother, addicted to alcohol, ended his life by committing suicide. My children's addictions stopped them from continuing their education. My soulmate, love of my life, couldn't overcome his addictions, which destroyed the ability to trust & love. My heart, as you can see, has been broken, and broken again, and again.
My addictions in the past prevented me from conscious and balanced life, and I almost died 2 times. I transformed from a victim into a warrior; from an addict to a cockroach. When I learned that the denial of my inner turmoil was what was killing me because I felt more alone than ever, and I realized that the addiction was the outlet representing a trauma from much earlier years, that I couldn't acknowledge.
They are a lot of available treatment options including AA which helped me and many people in recovery.I combined them with meditation practice which transformed me and made un-dependent from anything and anyone. I am here to show you what can be done, by talking about it.
STOP HIDING YOUR SUFFERING AND START SHARING YOUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE
For the last few years, I spent all my energy, time and finances on my charity with personal funds to pay for everything. In fact, we operate on no budget with help of friends & volunteers and our office is donated to us and with no administration cost. We are very honest and transparent and we could do so much more.
I want you to know how your contribution makes you powerful.
YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
You can send us a check write to
Models Against Addictions Foundation
225 E 86 street suite 903
New York , NY 10028
We love you.