Thank You for Supporting Our Fundraiser for To Write Love on Her Arms

Thank You for Supporting Our Fundraiser for To Write Love on Her Arms

Choosing Our Goal for To Write Love on Her Arms When we announced our February Fundraiser, benefiting To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), I looked at Denise and said, "What should we set for our goal?" We both sat silently for a moment and decided that $1000 seemed like a good idea. By good idea, I mean that we wanted to raise $1000 for TWLOHA, but hooboy, it felt like a big, scary number. $1000 meant we needed to work super hard, hustle, and basically be on top of our game for an entire week. To boot, Denise went on a much-needed vacation three days after we launched the fundraiser. I didn't begrudge her that, because the reason she needed a vacation largely rested on the reason we chose TWLOHA as our fundraiser. The emotional and physical support she offered our daughter during the month of January and into the beginning of February took its toll, and she needed to recharge. So...
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To Write Love On Her Arms, Our February Fundraiser

To Write Love On Her Arms, Our February Fundraiser

We've decided to run a Very Important Fundraiser (VIF) for a week in February. We will raise money for To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA), a national nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. (1) We've wanted to run a fundraiser in our group for awhile now, but we couldn't find one that meshed with who we are as a team of two moms raising a daughter through open adoption and the rest of our brood of boys (five of them between the two of us) along with husbands and dogs and pets and, yeah, LuLaRoe. We kept looking at different nonprofits, narrowing it down, and just sitting with the thought of it because nothing felt like the perfect match. Then our daughter's anxiety took a turn for the worst and she needed inpatient mental health treatment...
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