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A Hope For Change

Organized by: Malik Dunbar

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THE STORY:

Every year approximately 38,000 Americans commit suicide. Worldwide, that number climbs to 800,000. In the past year high profile celebrities Robin Williams and Ronda Rousey have both dealt with the thoughts and actions of suicide. Their stories affected millions and have highlighted the severity and seriousness of this disease. But, what we tend to forget are the deaths that aren't in the media and the many families that deal with this every day.

On Saturday, February 20th, 2016 my younger sister, Arlevia Antoinette Livingston, passed and became one of thousands that will take their life this year. She was only 17 years old.

This unexpected tragedy has put a burden on the hearts and minds of all those who loved her. In her honor I have created this fundraiser, A Hope For Change, to tackle the issues of bullying, depression, and stress she faced prior to her untimely passing. A donation to A Hope For Change is a personal commitment towards bettering yourself by changing the way you interact with others on a daily basis. It may not be obvious, but every thought, every word, and every action has an effect on those around you, either positively or negatively. One smile, one hello, one extended hand of friendship can be all it takes to effect change in someone's life. It may be too late to save my sister, but it's not too late to save another.

A portion of the proceeds to A Hope For Change will go towards funding the abrupt cost of a funeral service for Arlevia. All other proceeds will be donated to SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) and The Trevor Project to fund research into mental health issues and support for those who are most in need. All donations are greatly appreciated and will be put to great use. If you are not able to donate, it is OK! All we ask is that you keep my sister and all those who have lost their life in your prayers, and pledge to yourself to make someone's day brighter while you can.

Thank you and God bless! -The Livingston Family

*If you ever find yourself dealing with a mental health issue (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc), severe stress, thoughts of harming yourself, or just need someone to talk to, please, for all those that love you, follow these links towards help:

SAVEhttp://www.save.org/index.cfmfuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=1

The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention: http://afsp.org/

$19,113

 

127% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Terri McGrath

     

  • Sheila Riddlesprigger

    $50

  • Carmen and John Murray

    $100

  • Susan Finnegan

    $50

  • Jackie Greulich

     

  • Ann Reading

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jahmal Davis

    $250

  • Lisa Edwards

     

  • Teresa R. HUBBARD

    $100

  • Jessica Winczner

    $100

  • Carrie and Ramona

     

  • Janeth Rodriguez

     

  • Brandi Hewlett

     

  • Catherine Velasco

     

  • Molly Kaban

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Annonymous

    $50

  • Margaret Abeles and Todd Lane

    $100

  • Angela Clements

     

  • Edwin Lugo

    $25

  • Young Family, Track Family

    $100

  • Janie, Erin, Ryan & Jessie Slaughter

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Absar Family

     

  • Carlie

     

  • Delores Vargas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Angela D. Sims

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Linda Cox

    $25

  • Julian Harris

    $25

  • Anna Maria and Ayanna Flechero

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kristyn Czaplinski

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jamie jackson

    $25

  • Cat Gonzalez

     

  • Jasmin Thompkins

    $25

  • The Clay Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wendy De Araujo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Howie Manzo

    $10

  • Zoe Inciong's Family

    $200

  • The Runels Family

    $50

  • Your UI 145 Friends and Co-Workers

    $220

  • David Barksdale

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • SEIU Local 1000 Area Coordinators

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patricia Hartman

    $100

  • Corie Rose

    $35

  • Cathy Hardy

     

  • Grace Mohr

    $50

  • The Valteau Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mina Newman

     

  • Carole Allen

     

  • Dillon Sappingfield

    $25

  • Gail Randall

    $25

  • Elvie Duran

    $25

  • EDD Workforce Services, Capitola 045

    $100

  • Vickie Castro

    $50

  • Dante and Sylvia Price

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Faria family

    $50

  • Kara Smith and David McMurray

    $25

  • Susan Riley

    $50

  • Leslie Keil

     

  • Rachel R. Reyes

     

  • Arlevia Livingston

     

  • Tham Hoang

     

  • Space for Grace Fellowship United Church of Christ

     

  • Janet Sierra

     

  • Murray and Tina Harris

    $50

  • Chris B.

    $10

  • Benjamin Harrington and Yen Ly

     

  • Mario Harrison

     

  • Rev Ann Ameling

    $50

  • Jacqueline M Johnson

     

  • Pastors Maria Caruana & Terrie Chan

    $300

  • Emily Bell and family

    $50

  • Robin and Savannah Ferguson

    $100

  • Brandon Kilbride and family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Monsalud Family

    $100

  • Monette Villavicencio

     

  • KP and the Pagaduan Family

     

  • Carlos Monroy & Family

     

  • Transpersonal Psychology Class

    $145

  • SEIU 1000 / EDD - Cindy Powers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rob McFarlane and Family

    $100

  • Fred R.

     

  • Melinda Less

     

  • Adriana Tornel

    $50

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Donor Comments

Adriana Tornel

Adriana Tornel

DONATION: $50

I will never forget you Arlevia. Rest in peace to such a kind and beautiful person. 2 years ago

Melinda Less

Melinda Less

2 years ago

Fred R.

Fred R.

2 years ago

Rob McFarlane and Family

Rob McFarlane and Family

DONATION: $100

We are so sorry for your loss 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

SEIU 1000 / EDD - Cindy Powers

SEIU 1000 / EDD - Cindy Powers

DONATION: $50

Irene, we love you so much and hope the pain will not overshadow the intense joy of cherishing the time you had with Arlevia!! 2 years ago

Transpersonal Psychology Class

Transpersonal Psychology Class

DONATION: $145

Dear Arlevia, You are forever a part of Tripping, always love consciousness. sincerely, Tripping Class of 2016 2 years ago

Carlos Monroy & Family

Carlos Monroy & Family

2 years ago

KP and the Pagaduan Family

KP and the Pagaduan Family

2 years ago

Monette Villavicencio

Monette Villavicencio

I am so sorry. My prayers are with all of you. 2 years ago

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