THE TORRANCE BILLBOARD HAS LAUNCHED ON HAWTHORNE BLVD AND 182ND SOUTHBOUND AND WILL BE UP THROUGH OCTOBER 20TH.
WE ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR THE DECEMBER AND JANUARY BILLBOARDS. THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND LAST YEAR THE BILLBOARDS HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE. HELP ME GET BOARDS UP AGAIN DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES FOR MANY.
IF YOU WANT TO RAISE A BILLBOARD IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL HELP YOU GET IT UP!
OUR GOAL IS TO GET A BILLBOARD UP IN EVERY STATE!
This is what people see when they are coming through the Chick-fil-A drive thru!
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ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
LET'S HELP PEOPLE FEEL SEEN AND SUPPORTED WITH THREE WORDS -"YOU ARE ENOUGH" - ON BILLBOARDS AND MERCHANDISE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!
YOU ARE ENOUGH is about helping people feel and know that they are ENOUGH, just the way they are. Today, we live in a scarcity society where we are being programmed to think and feel that we can never be or do ENOUGH. Depression is the number one disability in our country and our suicide rate, especially amongst the younger generation, is skyrocketing. People are feeling more isolated and divided than ever as social media numbs us out and stops us from getting the true connection we need. So now is the time to build a mental wellness community and support one another as we all strive to feel seen and recognized for who we are. When it comes down to it, we all just want to be seen and this campaign is meant to remind you that yes, you are seen and loved for who you are.
THE BILLBOARD SEES YOU BECAUSE PEOPLE WANT TO HELP YOU FEEL SEEN AND HELD AND WORTHY
We are building a mental health and wellness, SHARE IT FORWARD campaign by displaying the words YOU ARE ENOUGH on billboards and merchandise. In the past year, the campaign has raised enough funds to launch nine billboards in Los Angeles and one in San Jose, CA. We are looking for sponsors to get billboards up throughout the nation and world and have created a 501C3 called Giving Purpose Organization to help make it easier for businesses to donate to the cause.
Kinecta , the campaign's first corporate sponsor, paid for three billboards while also implementing YOU ARE ENOUGH focused employee engagement and community campaigns. As companies are becoming more aware of their employee's mental wellness needs, the YOU ARE ENOUGH campaign wants to work more closely with organizations to integrate these words into business and community cultures.
THANK YOU, KINECTA FOR SUPPORTING THE SOUTHBAY COMMUNITY!
SO WHO STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN?
Hi, my name is Cathy Caplener and I started this MENTAL WELLNESS, SHARE IT FORWARD campaign because I wanted to help people know that they are not alone when it comes to feeling enough. I am someone who has faced depression and anxiety throughout my life and one morning, while coming off "therapy gone wrong" and prescription medication that was making me even more sad and anxious, I thought that no one should have to go through the isolation, stigma, and angst I was feeling. I felt so little, alone, and yep, not ENOUGH because I was struggling emotionally. So I thought, why not give others who may be facing their own mental and self-esteem challenges a big hug with billboards that say YOU ARE ENOUGH.
The timing could not be more perfect, in fact, the timing is always perfect when helping someone feel that they are seen, held, and ENOUGH just as they are. I set out with a big goal which was to raise billboards in each state before the 2020 election. The pandemic put an end to this idea while our country was also being torn apart by natural disasters, riots, protests, people losing their jobs, homes, and lives. Our country was upside down and we needed to form support systems and come together as communities more than ever. I knew that I had to at least get one billboard up to see if it would help bring people some peace and a sense of unity. In one year we got 10 billboards up and have started a movement that is bringing people hope and a sense of unity via these three powerful and supportive words.
The billboard design is simple and to the point. There is no website to go to and it is not about advertising. I am trying to break the pattern that we have to do something to feel something. I purposely designed the board to be strong and simple with a powerful cobalt blue background and clean and bold white lettering. That’s it. If people do not get what the words mean to them, this is ok. And if people want the story behind the board, they can always look it up. The billboard is that hug and a reminder that we are ENOUGH just the way we are and that someone thought about getting the billboard up in the first place to help us. So simple, to the point, and cool!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPONSORS
If you want to help out with a donation as a corporate sponsor, please give me a shout. One of the things I do is provide public relations services to those who sponsor the billboards and make sure that they get the news and community coverage for their partnership in this cause.
WEAR AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
CAMPAIGN MERCHANDISE ON FACEBOOK -CLICK HERE - Check out our campaign merchandise at our store on Facebook. We have wristbands, t-shirts, sweatshirts, yard signs, and car decals. We are also working with businesses to print banners for their storefronts.
CHECK OUT WHAT A FRIEND HAS TO SAY WHEN SHE SEES THE BILLBOARD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SAN JOSE, CA.
I GET SO EXCITED WHEN THE BILLBOARDS GO UP. IT NEVER GETS OLD!
CHECK OUT A MURAL I PAINTED IN REDONDO BEACH ON HERONDO STREET. HOPING TO GET MORE OF THESE UP AS WELL! THANK YOU TO THE OCEAN FEVER GANG FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!
THANKS, DIVE N SURF FOR SHOWCASING OUR MERCHANDISE!
MERCHANDISE NOW AT THE SWIM GUY!!!!! THANK YOU CRAIG EISENBERG!!!!!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
TEAMING UP WITH CAUSES AND VENDORS
One thing that has been super fun is to work with other causes such as Ocean Fever founded by Romi Caristo
FOLLOW US AND SHARE YOUR STORIES!
What I am learning during this campaign is how many of us need to share our stories. Check out the campaign's social media channels below to hear what people are saying and doing for the campaign on a worldwide basis.
JOIN THE CAUSE AND BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY AND HELP IT EVOLVE
I hope you will join our family that is growing daily. Right now as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to feel that we are going to be ok and that we ARE ENOUGH just as we are. A lot of people are going through really tough times right now and if this billboard can help one person we have succeeded in making this campaign a success. This campaign is a great way for us to come together and live with empathy and purpose to help people know and feel that we are not alone.
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