Help Me Give Back

11-30-13     9:57pm

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I’m thankful for and DBSA is on my mind. DBSA San Diego is an org that provides free support groups for people with mood disorders like me. I’ve been with DBSA San Diego continuously since 2006, with a short stint also in 2004. There I found family. The group members get me. We help each other. I always have a place to go. I also have a place to grow.

My outreach work with DBSA is one of the best parts of my life. I have the opportunity to promote the group, to educate the public about mental illness and to connect services and create projects I couldn’t elsewhere. I give a lot in volunteer service to DBSA, but I want to give more and I want to get others to help.

When it comes down to it, DBSA San Diego needs money to provide our free services, and most of our money comes through donations. So, I figured I’d reach out to my people and see if anyone is interested in giving. Any amount helps. I’m particularly interested in getting people to sign up for monthly auto-giving through the Network for Good. I don’t expect people to give $40 a month, but $10 is certainly do-able. It’s the equivalent of 2 drinks at Starbucks or one meal at Chipotle. Think about it. Every penny counts. Go! :)

Ways to Help or Donate:

  • Share this post!
  • Donate by credit card on the Network for Good – one time donation or monthly
  • Donate through Square ($5 poetry book or $15 dvd – not tax deductible)
  • Mail a check made out to DBSA San Diego to PO Box 12774, La Jolla, CA 92019
  • Bring cash to a meeting

For a donation of $5 or more on Square, we can send you “Different Voices,” a book of poetry about mental illness by one of our members Jay Mower.

For a donation of $15 or more on Square, we can send you “The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression,” a dvd about depression produced by one of our members and about several more.

Extra perk (on top of the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from giving) – Donations are tax-deductible! Yay!

It’s been a long time since I sent a fundraising plea. I haven’t really thought this through much. I just know that DBSA has saved my life, given me meaning and hope. DBSA is amazing. Please help me out by paying it forward.

Thanks,
Michelle :)

© Michelle Routhieaux 2013

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