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For Mikey and NYC

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THE STORY:

My best friend's little brother Mikey's illness was, as many are, pretty invisible.
Friendly, handsome, hilarious, athletic, totally adventurous, and from the outside, happy.

But that's the thing. Some illnesses, and many mental illnesses like depression, are invisible. From my own experience, we can hide from or mask our darker or more anxious feelings, whether they're small or terrifyingly large. We don’t want to burden anyone. We feel trapped inside ourselves. We’re unable to address what's teeming below the surface. And even in a city of over 8 million faces brushing by us on the street and in the subway and at the coffee shop and through the windows, we can all still feel really lonely.

So…let’s do something to help with that lonely feeling! The free hugs guys in Union Square can’t be everywhere—and might be too touchy for some. Everyone has darkness, and there should always, always be somewhere to turn.

My very good friend Lea introduced me to an organization call The Samaritans. The Samaritans is the only completely confidential 24-hour crisis response hotline in the city, staffed by professionally trained volunteers who have responded to over 1 million calls, and who provide immediate, accessible, ongoing emotional support to those who are in distress or suicidal. Their phone bill, as you might imagine, is HUGE. Help us pay it down, so they can keep that phone line open to any of the 8 million who need to call now.

It actually happens to be Mikey and his very cool twin bro’s birthday today. What better way to remember and honor Michael Kalamar than to help the many kids and adults feeling lonely right now?

Thanks friends!

XOXO,
Hilary

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$675

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  • Anonymous

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  • Shaun M

    $20

  • Lea Platz

    $50

  • Lisa M.

    $25

  • Debby Rice

    $75

  • C, G, & Baby K

    $20

  • Chris and Sarah C

    $25

  • Sheri Uslander

    $100

  • Ro

    $50

  • Julie Grates

     

  • Lori Senecal

    $50

  • Robyn Milzer

     

  • Renata

    $25

  • Henry Lee Valentine

     

  • Carly Falotico

    $20

  • Jayne

    $15

  • Kelly Harrington

     

  • Liz

    $50

  • Diana from NC

    $30

  • Kathy kernan

    $25

  • johan

    $10

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68% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

johan

johan

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Kathy kernan

Kathy kernan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Diana from NC

Diana from NC

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Liz

Liz

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kelly Harrington

Kelly Harrington

4 years ago

Jayne

Jayne

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Carly Falotico

Carly Falotico

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Henry Lee Valentine

Henry Lee Valentine

4 years ago

Renata

Renata

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Robyn Milzer

Robyn Milzer

4 years ago