We're a big fan of birthdays.
At the heart of them is the opportunity to tell someone, “I’m glad that you were born,” which is also to say “I’m glad that you’re alive.”
We believe in the hope they offer, of lessons learned and promises kept.
We believe your story is important, and we believe your story is worth celebrating.
HOW IT WORKS
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your (birthday) story is important.
"I have struggled with depression and anxiety issues for much of my life. Through treatment and lots of long conversations with friends, I’ve come to really own that part of me. I’ve also realized how important it is to tell your story...None of us get better alone. None of us should have to go to bed at night thinking, 'I’m the only one who has ever felt this way.' None of us should have to feel ashamed of getting treatment and asking for help. We can defeat the mental health stigma, together. I am not afraid to share my story and my brokenness. I want to help others find a way to share their stories too."
– Chris P.
WE'RE IN THE BIRTHDAY BUSINESS
Why do we care so much about birthdays? Because the darkness wins too often.
Since 2006, we've been fighting for people with kindness, with words that move, with honesty and creativity. We’ve pushed back at suicide with compassion and with hope. We've fought for our own stories, our own friends and families, our own broken hearts. We’ve said there’s nothing we can’t talk about, nothing off-limits.
We’ve said the story doesn’t end here, that the air in your lungs is there for a reason.
Twelve years later, we're still here. We’re kicking elephants out of living rooms and helping people make room for life.
Find out more about our mission here.
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WHAT WE'RE CELEBRATING:
X people have donated their birthdays, raising $Y for hope and help.
Not your birthday? You're still invited to the party.
Here are just a few ways you can participate in our birthday initiative:
- Donate at least $5 to our birthday initiative, and we'll send a personalized birthday card from our team to a recipient of your choosing.
- Make someone's (birth)day and donate to a random fundraiser here.
- Already looking forward to your big day? Fill out our form here, and we'll send you everything you need when your birthday gets closer.
Questions? Email our team at email@example.com.