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Help Send Me to Speak at a National Conference!

Organized by: Victoria W

THE STORY:

I've been chosen to present a workshop at The 2015 Alternatives Conference!  My workshop topic: incorporating spiritual practices into a mental health wellness and recovery plan. Check out the video at the left to learn more about this conference and what I hope to contribute to the event.

In order to attend the conference and share my ideas, I need your financial support.

Alternatives is a largely grassroots conference comprised of people wanting to transform the mental health care system. Presenters give of our time and expertise as a service, and receive no compensation.  

I need to cover the costs of travel from Minneapolis to Memphis, hotel, and the conference registration fee. [The rough cost break-down: registration: $375; hotel $500+; airfare: $400+; miscellaneous costs: $150 (meals not covered at conference, printing expenses for handouts, tips, transit to and from airport, etc)]

My current income does not provide enough funding to make this trip possible.

I need you, my community of family, friends, activists, people of faith, and people who want a transformation of mental health care to lend me a hand.

My goal is $1200 by September 20. If I can get 25 people to donate $25 each, I'm over halfway there! Please, donate whatever amount you can and make this trip a reality for me.

Other ways you can help:

  • Donate frequent flyer miles
  • Tell others about this fundraiser!

--- UPDATE --- 8/24/2105

I got word today that my second workshop proposal was accepted--I will now be giving two presentations at the conference!  One is geared toward people who, for whatever reason, are not connected to a faith community but would like to incorporate spirituality into their mental wellness plan. The second workshop focuses on how faith communities approach mental health (in good and not-so-good ways), and explores ways to create more sensitivity and understanding of mental health issues in religious settings. I think it's important to talk about both individual transformation and community transformation in addressing mental health. Your donations are helping make that happen. Thank you for helping me reach a quarter of my fundraising goal!

$1,225

 

102% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • Jason

    $20

  • Bollins

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Steve

    $20

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Betsy Ray

    $20

  • Sara

    $20

  • Becky

    $20

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  • Trish Vanni

    $25

  • Chet and Elynn

     

  • geoffrey

    $20

  • Christopher Morrison

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

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  • Steve and Stephanie

    $100

  • Grubb

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • offline donation

    $100

  • Audrey A

    $50

  • Dennis & Leah

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Don & Dana

    $25

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Victoria W

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Donor Comments

Don & Dana

Don & Dana

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Dennis & Leah

Dennis & Leah

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Audrey A

Audrey A

DONATION: $50

happy to support an old LSAS friend who is doing meaningful, important work 2 years ago

offline donation

offline donation

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

Good Luck Vicki. 2 years ago

Grubb

Grubb

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Steve and Stephanie

Steve and Stephanie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Emily

Emily

2 years ago

Josh

Josh

2 years ago

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