Many thanks to all of our supporters for yet another successful Send Silence Packing tour! We completed our first venture through the southern region of the US, hosting displays as far west as McKinney, Texas, and as far south as Orlando, Florida. We reached thousands of individuals in 11 unique locations; among the locations were 2 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), 2 community colleges, and downtown New Orleans.
We worked with familiar faces – Josh Anderson Foundation – and met new allies in the fight for suicide prevention – Bob Sleppy at Nuçi’s Space and David Anderson of Survivor to Hero. We also had the opportunity to connect with individuals who support the efforts of the Active Minds chapter on their campuses and in their community – Barry Bryant at UNC Chapel Hill; Cary Israel, President of Collin College; and Brian Loughmiller, Mayor of McKinney, TX.
Based on material distribution and conversations had while on the road, we likely reached over 50,000 people with our message! All of this thanks to the hard work of our host campuses and chapters who were a part of bringing Send Silence Packing to their community.
While we celebrate the success of this powerful program and prepare for yet another round of campus tours for the 2013-2014 school year, I would also like to take some time to present this important call to action. See the message below to learn more about how you can help Active Minds win $1 Million to continue programming like Send Silence Packing.
If you could save a student’s life – wouldn’t you? What if all you had to do was cast an online vote? Active Minds needs your help to make this happen!
Active Minds, Inc., dedicated to creating a world where no person dies by suicide and ensuring that no student is left struggling with their mental health alone, has been selected as one of 25 charities in the race to win $1,000,000 through the American Giving Awards presented by Chase. We’re approaching the last days of the competition (voting ends tomorrow, December 4 at 11:59pm EST) and we need your help to get the word out.
Please take 15 seconds to vote for Active Minds and share the link with your friends.
You can VOTE by following these four easy steps:
- Go to www.voteactiveminds.com.
- Click on the blue VOTE button.
- Click “allow application.”
- Click “go to application.” DO NOT click “close”
- Again, click on the blue VOTE button.
- Vote and share with your friends.
You will know if you voted if you see the “thank you screen” and if there is a check-mark next to “voted” on the Active Minds voting page.
We hope that you will join us by liking the Chase Facebook page, voting for Active Minds, and then asking everyone in your network to do the same. Individuals can only vote once, which is why we are relying on the power of sharing to get the word out about our organization and earn as many votes as possible. The more people you can share it with, the better.
Mental health issues are real, they impact all of us, and Active Minds is transforming the way society talks about the issues so no one is left struggling alone. Visit us at www.voteactiveminds.com, click on the blue “Vote” button and submit your vote today!
If you are a Chase customer you can also vote by visiting www.chasegiving.com, clicking on the “Health & Wellness” category and selecting Active Minds.
Thank you in advance for your support. Your vote and your voice will help us save lives!