Not One More Teen - Suicide Prevention Event

$2,310 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 20 days
Suicide has hit our community hard. Students from several local high schools have taken the drastic step of ending their lives. The urgency of it all catches my breath. It’s like coming up on a bad car accident where the young drivers are trapped inside. You. Me. We’d stop. We’d run over. We’d claw our way through whatever we could to get to the lives inside. Our teens are trapped today. Depression. Isolation. Stress. Darkness. The trap is harder to see than a car accident, but the sense of urgency is the same. 

We have to do something!

On April 5th, 2019, Woodmen Heights of Colorado Springs will host our suicide prevention event called “Light up the Dark - for you, for your friends.” We want to fight for our teens through this inspiring event. We will use music, dance, resources, giveaways, great speakers and quality content. 

Will you please help us? The church is hosting, but we are raising the funds for it. Your funds will be used for marketing (we will do sponsored ads to local youth through instagram), the giveaways (connecting giveaways that will help them build relationship), resources (tote bags of info for them to access after the event), t-shirts and bracelets to remind them of hope.  Any amount helps and every penny will go to helping these teens fight for life - individually and for their friends. Please consider donating, sharing this link and partnering with us to come alongside teens in El Paso County.

If you would like to contribute to a specific need (i.e. marketing, supplying the tote bags or sponsoring a giveaway, please leave a note with your donation or message me through the instagram below). 

Click DONATE now or scroll down for more of the back story on how this event came to be.

Follow the event on Instagram @LightUpTheDarkCOS

For more of the back story:

Suicide has touched my life in many ways. As a result, I wrote a blog about two years ago to the heartbroken. From that blog I was invited to speak at a suicide prevention event in Iowa. It was powerful to be part of something so beautiful, and I felt God tugging at my heart to continue the fight. After prayer and talking with friends, I moved forward to create a suicide prevention event in Colorado Springs. I approached my home church and asked if they would be willing to host… and a dream was born. I’ve been meeting now with a team of volunteers for nearly a year. We are planning our event to include educated and inspiring speakers, powerful music and visual arts, along with giveaways that will encourage connection and community. We also hope to provide resources for teens who may be struggling, but also for those who have friends who are hurting - we’d like to provide the resources in a format that will last - i.e. a nice binder or strong folder. Inside that binder will be ways to get help personally, ways to help friends and also content to help teens find purpose/hope.

If there are any additional funds remaining after the event is covered, we will prayerfully look at doing other events to love and support our teens.

Thank you for coming alongside the teens of El Paso County!
+ Read More

$2,310 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 20 days
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$10
Anonymous
3 days ago
$450
Anonymous
3 days ago
JH
$50
j. debra halsmith
5 days ago
LB
$25
Leanna Bottarini
7 days ago
NJ
$1,000
Natalie Jackson
8 days ago
JK
$25
Jan Koenig
8 days ago
NK
$50
Nancy Klopfenstein
8 days ago
$25
Anonymous
8 days ago
$100
Anonymous
8 days ago
$10
Anonymous
9 days ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.