Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sponsor me, please?

Most of you who read this blog know I work for a mental health nonprofit.

Many of you might not know of my own personal struggles with depression and anxiety. Fortunately, I have always had a supportive family and the resources to pay for my prescription and other medical necessities.

Many people, however, cannot afford these necessities that can enable them to lead productive, happy lives - and they need our help!

Right now, our state's Ways and Means committee is considering an across the board cut of 13% of mental health services funding for the poorest, most vulnerable of our citizens. This is a slightly less painful version of the 20% cut recommended by our governor.

While we at the National Alliance on Mental Illness are advocating against these cuts, people living with mental illness here in the Northwest need NAMI's services more than ever - we must fill in the gaps for those who have no resources.

*Ninja edit: It's a walk! And it's in May. Minor details I left out. But I would like to fundraise now...*

May I count on you for a donation? Any amount - even $5 - will help!
Here's a link to donate if you can:

If you live in the area, I invite you come walk with me! You can sign up on the same page by clicking the "join our team" button.

With your help, we are continuing to provide free education classes,
advocacy at the state level, a free helpline, support groups and
resources for people in crisis.

We spend 89% of our money on programs. We NEVER give your information to other people or organizations, and we DO NOT SOLICIT more money from you.

This is a one-time thing.

Thank you for considering it!

Big hugs,
Riot Kitty


Darth Weasel said...

good cause, and you know where we are :-)

Em said it was a certain might add that in with a Ninja edit so peeps know when it is. keep up the good work

vivavavoom said...

yeah...I nominated you for the lemon thing..totally changing the subject.

Shionge said...

Hey RK, it must be a challenge working in a non-profit organisation and I hope that your friend would achieve the target soon.