NYC Stutters wrote -
People who stutter come from all walks of life. But many of us have one thing in common: We grow up feeling like we have to fix what is "broken."
That is where other people who stutter come in. The NYC Chapters of the National Stuttering Association firmly believe that it is okay to stutter. We know that when people who stutter come together, great things can happen. Our volunteer-run support groups and events throughout the city are open to the public and bring people who stutter together in mutual support every year.
On Sunday May 28th, in an effort to nurture our thriving New York-area community, we will hold our second annual self-help stuttering conference in the city. Last year’s conference focused on new ways to think about stuttering, featuring workshops on pride, the history of stuttering, and the disability rights movement. We had 60 people in attendance and dozens on a wait list. This year, we will upsize so that we can accommodate 100 attendees!
But we cannot do it without your (tax-deductible) donations! Our group is entirely volunteer-run and our events are low cost because we believe that support and empowerment should be accessible to all. Anything you can donate will go a long way toward helping people who stutter.
Our goal is to raise $3,000 to cover our costs for the day, which include event space, marketing materials, travel fees for guest speakers, AC equipment, refreshments, and waiver of entry fees for those who demonstrate financial hardship. 100% of additional funds raised will go toward future stuttering support and advocacy events in NYC. On behalf of our chapter leaders, members, and people who stutter all over, we thank you for your generosity!