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Celebrate My 21st Sober Birthday by Helping to End Homelessness

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August 25, 2016

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BENEFITING: INVISIBLE PEOPLE

EVENT DATE: Aug 24, 2016

Mark Horvath

THE STORY:

August 24th, 1995 was my last day homeless.  August 24th of this year will be my 21st sober birthday. To be honest, when I walked into Hollywood and Vine Recovery Center all those years ago, getting sober for any length of time was not on my mind. Back then, I was the "worst of the worst" on the streets of Los Angeles. If you had seen me walking down the street towards you, you would have crossed to the other side. It's nothing short of a miracle that I even found a moment of sobriety much less 21 years of being completely clean and sober! 

In 2008, after losing everything except my sobriety when the economy crashed, I grabbed a video camera and start to empower homeless people to share their own stories. Today, Invisible People reaches over 10 million people a week. In the last five years, we have reached 1.2 billion people sharing the true story of homelessness. 

Most nonprofits share the story of people that have been helped. Invisible People helps share the story of people who still need help. Both are important, but Invisible People is able to humanize and normalize the subject of homelessness and build empathy in the viewer.  It’s easy for homeless people to be an ‘other’. Invisible People makes them real people with real stories. Once people are real, normal and sympathetic, it is easier for the general public to take action in support of ending homelessness. 

Our important work cannot continue without your help. For my sober birthday this year I am asking everyone to please donate $21 to help end homelessness. Maybe you can only donate $2. Maybe you can donate $30. Maybe you can help us make our goal of $5,000 in one donation. Please know every and any amount helps to keep Invisible People going and to help end homelessness. 

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$8,371

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robb's Homemade Life

    $25

  • Mary Kitley - at St. Patrick Ctr

    $50

  • Mary Ann

    $100

  • Emily Crume

    $100

  • Emma C

    $230

  • Heidi Genrich

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $21

  • Christine Simpson

    $25

  • Meredith Linden

     

  • Kurt Freund

    $1,000

  • Tara C

    $50

  • Kurt Freund

    $3,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chris Busch

    $250

  • 10.00

     

  • Scott & Alison - UnMarketing

    $100

  • Shauna Woodard

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dale Smith (@DWSLV)

    $21

  • Scott Harrison

    $121

  • Peter

     

  • Susan Cooper

    $25

  • Hilary Barroga

     

  • Laura Jones

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Carol L Nakamura

    $100

  • Lisa Morales

    $21

  • Rachel

    $100

  • Paul & Niki Miller

    $45.31

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susanne Suffredin

    $50

  • Lourdes Kitun

    $25

  • Adriana

    $25

  • Caroline Barlerin

    $25

  • Ryan Hawthorne

    $25

  • Jen Loving

     

  • Ed Kallery

    $100

  • Jennifer Edmiston

    $25

  • Nancy Schwartz & Sean Bailey

    $210

  • Derek Humphries and family

    $131

  • Amy Kramer

    $25

  • Lori Pastorelli

    $100

  • Sam Flood

    $21

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • David Wertheimer

    $100

  • Beth Kanter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

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112% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

David Wertheimer

David Wertheimer

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Sam Flood

Sam Flood

DONATION: $21

Congrats, Mark. Thanks for inspiring me to help end homelessness. 1 year ago

Lori Pastorelli

Lori Pastorelli

DONATION: $100

So proud of your accomplishment and the fact that you are working so hard to help others who are in need of that extra help, too! 1 year ago

Amy Kramer

Amy Kramer

DONATION: $25

You inspire me. 1 year ago

Derek Humphries and family

Derek Humphries and family

DONATION: $131

Because what you do is great. 1 year ago

Nancy Schwartz & Sean Bailey

Nancy Schwartz & Sean Bailey

DONATION: $210

In Honor of Mark and His Wonderful Work 1 year ago

Jennifer Edmiston

Jennifer Edmiston

DONATION: $25

1 year ago