TWLOHA Needs Your Help

to-write-love-on-her-arms-chase-facebookTWLOHA (To Write Love On Her Arms), a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, needs our Facebook help in winning the Chase Community Giving grant. TWLOHA is a movement invested in hope and inspiration, and directs those affected with the disease to treatment and recovery facilities. There are 48 hours left in the American Giving Awards contest and TWOLA is in first place. To ensure the gap is closed, take a few minutes to vote on Facebook. See TWLOHA’s official press release below for more information on the project, the grant, and how to vote.¬†

September 29, 2011 – Starting yesterday, To Write Love On Her Arms have joined twenty-four other charities in Round One of the American Giving Awards presented by Chase, a voting contest on Facebook to honor the past winners of Chase Community Giving. Voting is open from today til next Wednesday, October 5th at 12pm EST. All charities have been divided into five categories, allowing one from each group to continue on to Round Two, starting December 2nd. Each charity that continues on will receive $125,000 and the chance to win $1 million dollars at the end of Round Two. TWLOHA has already received support via Twitter from Miley Cyrus, in addition to Perez Hilton, Christina Perri, Switchfoot, and Anberlin. Please help TWLOHA continue on to Round Two by liking the American Giving Awards presented by Chase Facebook page and voting for TWLOHA, here:

At TWLOHA they often talk about being a bridge to help. Taking the first step to talk to a friend about something painful is scary, as is packing a suitcase to go to a treatment center for the first or fifth time. They exist as a safe passage offering hope and encouragement along the way. Winning the American Giving Award will allow TWLOHA to strengthen that bridge, to take their message of hope and help on the road to more places and in more creative ways than they’ve ever been able to do before, such as:

— Investing in building an interactive platform that will allow people to contribute directly to treatment and recovery in their local community.

— Providing more widespread counseling scholarships for people with little or no insurance, alleviating the stress of a financial burden that often accompanies treatment and recovery options.

— Expanding the vision by taking HEAVY AND LIGHT – an evening of songs, conversation, and hope – on the road. There is a unique kind of community that happens when people gather in a room with songs and honest stories that resonate. Nights like this can change a perspective for people, and that shift could be the beginning of change or even a life saved.

— Strengthening the launch of the brand new high school campaign The Storytellers, a way for high school students to bring the story of TWLOHA and message of hope to their own campus through organizing and engineering community events.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $850,000 directly into treatment and recovery and answered over 160,000 emails from over 100 countries.