Get the RHL Project to Iowa teens!

$1,670 of $1,650 goal

Raised by 39 people in 45 months

The Raw.Honest.Loved. Project is a photo project that has involved 86 participants in the Tacoma, WA area so far.

It is a project based on combatting personal insecurities with the love and positivity of community. 

We have done ten groups so far, involving men and women of many different backgrounds and ages. You can see more at www.alanatphotography.wordpress.com.

 

The opportunity has arisen for us to take the project to a group of teenagers in the small town of Decorah, Iowa. A high-school senior there, Rebecca, became acquainted with the project via Facebook. She decided to make it a part of an end-of-year assignment. Meanwhile, as we talked, she spoke of her small high school community being quite familiar with loss. They have lost five teens in the last few years, two to accidents, three to suicide. In the span of us getting acquainted, she lost yet another friend to suicide. 

Suicide seems to sadly have become some sort of epidemic. I don't know what we need to do to change this, but, I believe that communication is key. This subject needs addressed. Teenagers need to feel heard, understood, validated. This project is a step in that direction. This group will help a small group of teen girls understand that they are not alone and hopefully equip them to relate to and help others. 

Please help us to make this trip a reality. We are holding this group in late April. The money raised will help cover the cost of the trip and equipment rental. We appreciate your help. The girls, my assistant, and I are all excited about taking the project to Iowa. (FaceTimeing with Rebecca)

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FYI for future GoFundMe users...I posted wrong recently...they don't only take 3%. GoFundMe actually takes 5%, while their middle-man deposit company WePay takes 2.9% + $0.30/donation. So, this puts our total at roughly $1537. This is totally okay. I can make up the rest, but I wanted to correct myself if anyone needs to raise money in the future - allocate for about 8% fees. :)
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A very special shout out to Mona Wine, for tirelessly supporting this project, contributing, and sharing and sharing and sharing and sharing. Love you, Mona! Infinite thank youz to you!!!! <3 <3 <3
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GUYYYYYYYYYS, WE DID IT!!! The last contributor to our campaign met our goal and exceeded it by $20! Who knew it would be a lovely dude that I went to high school with, nearly twenty years ago now! Thank you so much, David! And thank you to ALL OF YOU!!! For sharing, for contributing, for supporting this project and this venture of it! I am indebted to all of your kindness. WE LEAVE IN NINE DAYS!!!
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You guys! Due to some more super generous, amazing people, we are only $80 away from our goal. EIGHTY DOLLARS.
You guys are seriously the absolute best. Thank you soooooooo much!!!!
this group is well on its way! 9 days!
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$1,670 of $1,650 goal

Raised by 39 people in 45 months
Created March 30, 2015
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HS
$110
Heidi Skrzypek
44 months ago

Go change lives! -h

$20
Anonymous
44 months ago
JS
$30
Jessica sandoval
44 months ago

I support anything Alana is apart of! This world is lucky to have people like her in it.

$20
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44 months ago
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