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Stop A Bully With Your Thumbs

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November 04, 2010

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BENEFITING: KidThrive

EVENT DATE: Oct 21, 2010

THE STORY:

It is true. You can stop a bully with your thumbs. Right now you can help a kid who needs answers to their questions. Support this proven service with your donation and give us a “thumbs up” by recommending our project to your friends.

Here's The Solution
Kid Thrive's LGBTQ Text Line is an anonymous text messaging service that helps LGBTQ teens who may be dealing with the frequent gay bullying often associated with coming out or questioning their sexual identity. It is also for kids who are not gay, but are gay bullied, as well as for kids who want to support their gay friends, but do not know how.

Here's the Problem

Trying to figure out who you are can be a scary process, but it becomes a dangerous one without access to accurate information and resources. As you were growing up, did you have questions about your sexuality that you felt no one could answer? Who did you turn to for information? How did that go?

For many LGBTQ teens it is even trickier. There are few trusted sources to turn to for accurate information before something escalates. Maybe they have tried to ask questions, but have been discouraged by parents, friends and teachers.

Why You Should Care

Sadly, we have all heard about the senseless and tragic youth suicides. Taunted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are:

- 4X more likely to engage in a fight requiring medical attention
- 5X as likely as heterosexual youth to have missed school out of fear
- 2X as likely to report symptoms of depression and substance abuse
- 3X as likely to report suicide attempts
- 2X as likely to put themselves at risk for HIV infection

Here's The Proven Solution Your Donation Is Supporting

We are proud partners with the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina and their successful BrdsNBz teen sexual health education text line. The BrdsNBz was the first service of its kind in the US, and has been featured by the New York Times, Fox News and others. It recently received the prestigious 2010 Emerging Innovation Award from the Healthy Teen Network.

Here's The Immediate Benefit To Teens

Now they have a place where answers can be found before a situation potentially spins out of control – anonymous, competent, caring and non-judgmental replies text directly back to their cell phones from a trained health educator within 24 hours. No shame. No preaching. No agenda. No charge. http://thealienloungelgbtq.wikispaces.com/

Your donation today will impact thousands of youth today!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$145

MONEY RAISED
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  • joan dodd

    $10

  • Beth Carls

    $10

  • Amy Looper

    $10

  • shelleyroth.com

    $10

  • Joanne and Kathryn

    $30

  • Elyse & Holly

    $50

  • Bobby Sowell

    $25

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1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $145 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Beth Carls

Amount Raised

$115

 

0% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Amy Looper

Amount Raised

$20

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John Jones

Amount Raised

$10

Fundraiser Title

KidThrive

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Jaclyn Bell

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Donor Comments

Bobby Sowell

Bobby Sowell

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Elyse & Holly

Elyse & Holly

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Joanne and Kathryn

Joanne and Kathryn

DONATION: $30

Tribute to Amy and Beth 6 years ago

shelleyroth.com

shelleyroth.com

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Amy Looper

Amy Looper

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Beth Carls

Beth Carls

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

joan dodd

joan dodd

DONATION: $10

6 years ago