This #GivingTuesday, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) launched the #into19 campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise $125,000 by December 31st. The campaign is anchored by the idea that each gift and donation will make it possible for TWLOHA to reach new communities, share more stories, and connect thousands of people to the help they need and deserve.
This year TWLOHA sponsored 3,100 counseling sessions and launched a new FIND HELP tool. In just the past two months, the tool saw over 18,000 searches. For every four searches conducted, someone took the next step to reach out to a resource by calling a hotline or scheduling an appointment. Because of the support of people around the world, TWLOHA is making the distance between needing help and receiving help shorter than ever.
In 2018, TWLOHA shared 100+ stories on their blog. These honest and vulnerable posts reached millions on their website and on social media each month. They were able to have a presence at 195 events, connecting with people at music festivals, the Vans Warped Tour, yoga events, colleges, and high schools, all to remind people that it’s okay to talk about mental health –that it’s okay to ask for help.
"Our dream for 2019 is to reach more people with the message that they are not alone -- that help is real,” shares Lindsay Kolsch. “We know it can save a life. The funds raised during this campaign will make it possible for us to do more next year."