TRY DRY: SOBER JANUARY
The Boring Little Girls Club is asking friends, family members, co-workers, anyone really to give up alcohol and drugs (not including medication) for the month of January.YOU can participate in two ways:
a: either donate what you would’ve spent on alcohol and drugs during the month of January and “Try Dry” (giving up and staying sober for the full month)
b: pledge to “Try Dry” (do the full month sober) and raise funds from their family members and friends.
The BLGC’s main focus is to raise funds for the DOAP team. Our goal is $10,000, 90% of which will go to the DOAP team. Through that we will be:
- Creating visibility and raising awareness surrounding living a sober life, substance use habits and mental health
- Instigating conversation and education surrounding sobriety, substance use and mental health
- Attempting to reduce stigma surrounding substance use, addiction and mental health
- Celebrating the people and organizations that are actively working in front line services to help and support our most vulnerable citizens
90% of all funds raised will go towards the amazing work the DOAP (Downtown Outreach Addictions Partnership) does on a daily basis. The DOAP Team is mobile response to street level addiction and public intoxication, serving a unique need within Calgary. As an essential mobile and outreach service, our members travel throughout the city, to assist people under the influence of drugs or alcohol who need help navigating shelter, detox, medical services, housing and other programs and resources.
Due to funding cuts, the DOAP team will need $20,000/month until March 31st, 2020 to keep their teams on the street for the critical winter months, which they are committing to.
As of April 1st, 2020, the DOAP team needs $200,000/year to keep one team on the streets. The DOAP Team and Alpha House are committed to finding the funding necessary to keep at least one team on the street and building the program back up from there. More information about the DOAP Team
The other 10% of funds raised will go to the Boring Little Girls Club and help support throwing events for the sober community and allies, as well as subsidizing costs of events so that finances never come in the way of anyone coming out and having a good time!More information about the Boring Little Girls Club
**The Boring Little Girls Club is facilitating, not participating, in Try Dry: Sober January. We are encouraging participants to go sober (drug and alcohol free – not including medication) for the month of January, however we do not have the capacity to monitor participants. We are not the sobriety police. We have faith that people are taking this seriously**