On July 14, 2019, I will turn 40.
Statistically speaking, it may be the middle of my lifespan,
so I intend to celebrate with passion and purpose.
That’s why I’m raising $40,000 to give away in my 40th year of life.
Last July, on my 39th birthday, I was at the lowest point in my life. I felt so depressed and hopeless that I didn’t even care that I had made it another year around the sun. I was numb to any type of joy. It felt like everything I loved was being taken away from me and that I had been abandoned.
In that deep darkness, I needed to cling onto something that I knew was TRUE.
I have always wanted to give generously, but I had felt like I didn’t have the resources to do so. When I came to the end of myself, when I was longing for my own life to end, I realized that I still saw meaning in what others were doing.
I decided that NOW would be the WORST time in the world to do something so big -
but, if I hadn’t tried when I was in a “good” place in my life,
then why not try when i was at my worst?
By choosing to see the beauty in the world and doing everything in my power to support it, I was connecting to the best parts of myself. I was taking a huge risk, jumping into a monumental task - something BIGGER and BEYOND myself.
The best part is that NONE OF THIS IS ABOUT ME! Yes, it’s in honor of my 40th birthday, and yes, I’m the “spokesperson” for this awesome adventure. But at the end of the day, I’m building a COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO GOOD.
Want to join me?
Want to get involved?
YES! What’s the easiest way I can give?
Give at any of the links I’ve listed above (those will take you directly to pages I’ve created to track my fundraisers).
YES! I want to throw you a birthday party!
Hey, thanks. :-) If you get excited about hosting parties for people you love and want to combine that party with a purpose, then this option is for you! Consider choosing one of these organizations and planning a party theme around it. Ask guests to give a donation, then show up and have a good time celebrating the impact you are making. Contact me to chat more about this!
Note the party can be anytime in my 40th year, and I would love to FaceTime or Skype to say thank you to your guests!
YES! I Want to DONATE A PRODUCT OR SERVICE AS A GIVEAWAY PRIZE!
During the 14 days leading up to my birthday (July 1-14), I’d like to offer 14 different prizes for people who donate at least $40 to one of the causes. If you have a product or service that you would like to donate as a giveaway prize, please contact me to chat more about this!
YES! I want to be a matching donor!
I am so grateful for matching donors who have provided $15,000 to this effort so far. I am looking for generous donors willing to match up to $2,000 for Preemptive Love, the Imani Collective, and Instar Lodge. Contact me to chat more about this!
Yes! I’ve got my own ideas!
One of my favorite things is co-creating something new! If you are inspired by what I’m doing and have ideas of how to partner with me, please reach out and let’s have a conversation!