Kid in the Corner - Ignite Your Life LIVE
Why did Dating With Dignity choose Kid in the Corner as a beneficiary in 2020, and what does it mean to us?
A personal note from Marni….
Back in 2006, when I was divorced, broke, lost, and too scared to make the changes I needed to make to have self-worth and dignity, my children ages 12, 8, and 4 became my 'why'. Ultimately, I couldn’t bear to pass on a legacy of low self-worth, powerlessness, codependence, and emotional dysfunction and so I began the journey to claim power over my mental health.
Now, almost 14 years later, it is important to me that Dating With Dignity and our clients continue to stand behind supporting young girls and boys, especially in today’s complex times, so that they can avoid the mental health challenges most of us have faced ourselves.
Between 2014 and 2019 we collectively raised almost half a million dollars to empower adolescent girls and boys in Uganda, Africa, ultimately enabling Just Like My Child Organization in Uganda to become self-sustaining. It with that commitment we have decided to support Kid in the Corner.
Thus far we have partnered with our clients to raise more than $16,500, and we firmly believe that with your help during this event, we can work together to change the story for other kids in the corner, whoever they are, wherever they are, by offering access to the best resources and information, consistent kindness campaigns, peer-to-peer outreach programs, and family and community support opportunities. With the pandemic clawing at our heels, this work has never been more important for young people.
If you have ever dreamed of bringing more light and love in the world, one of the best ways to turn up the light inside of you is to help us reach our $10,000 fundraising goal to support Kid in the Corner.
All donations made will directly help Kid in the Corner fund the following organizational advancements:
- The development and evolution of effective virtual programming
- Hiring additional staff and support
- Expanding community outreach
We are proud to continue to support Kid in the Corner as our beneficiary for 2020 and are excited to provide you with this amazing opportunity!
Kid in the Corner is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to shattering the stigma that surrounds mental illness by helping kids, teens and young adults feel connected to and supported by the community as well as find a path to hope and positivity.
In the face of COVID-19 and current global climate, our youth are dealing with more pressures and uncertainties than ever before including social distancing, loss of connection, stressed-out parents, and lack of structure. This is in addition to the hardships we were already witnessing such as cyberbullying, family instability, mental illness, pressures to perform, and racial injustice. Almost daily we are hearing from teachers, school counselors, and administrators that students are struggling, overwhelmed, and scared - they need opportunities to normalize and process their feelings. Mental health awareness and suicide prevention are more critical than ever.
Learn more about Kid in the Corner's mission and story by visiting https://www.kidinthecorner.org/