Click to help lift the darkness

It is time to make this blog earn its keep.

Yes, I know, you are too busy to help or listen to or read a pitch about another worthy cause. Well, if you are one of our constant readers you know we tend to not bludgeon you too much on what you “should” or “need” to do…well…we do not do it that often…I think?

Thanks to WordPress and SocialVibe, this blog and any blog on WordPress has a new tool to help make some kind of difference, to help a non-profit group somewhere with their monumental task to help those in need.

You’ll notice a fancy new budge appear on the sidebar on your right hand side. It is here where you can make a difference. It is here, with a simple click of your mouse, you can indeed help. No dollars out of your pocket and none into ours either.

We have chosen to help raise funds for To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) which is  a not-for-profit movement dedicated to giving hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

“TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery,” the group’s mandate states.

“You were created to love and be loved. You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know that your story is important and that you’re part of a bigger story. You need to know that your life matters,” – TWLOHA

We have teamed up with Power Bar to help sponsor our blog’s efforts to raise some funds for TWLOHA. The new partnership between WordPress and SocialVibe gave us some different causes and sponsors to choose between.

Why Power Bar? It about being healthy and training and easily applicable and available here in Canada.

Why TWLOHA? According to the World Health Organization there are 121 million who suffer from depression worldwide. Thanks to both my professional and personal experiences, I am intimately familiar with depression, self-injury, addiction, suicide and how far the veil of darkness stretches from depression.

This fundraising effort will be ongoing here at On Deadline. This effort is not about this blog or me, it really is about how we all can use  this “web-social networking” for some good.

It will just take a second to help. Move that mouse over and click on the badge there.

Click it to help lift the darkness.

Click it to help give some hope.

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