This month, in observation of Veterans Day, I’m doing a fundraiser to support Project Sanctuary.
Project Sanctuary is a Colorado based charity that treats the whole family – which I suspect is critical on several levels. Not that there’s anything wrong with having soldier, spouse or military child specific charities – everyone needs their own space. But when someone as part of a family unit is having trouble, the whole family struggles, too.
Another reason why I like Project Sanctuary is that over 80% of the funds raised go directly to support retreat and operations and not to more fundraising. If you’ve ever done investigating into some of the major national charities, there’s massive overhead that goes to raising more money – but sadly this greater amount of money raised doesn’t go to actually the cause the charity supports.
Project Sanctuary supports military families through family based retreats – 6 days in the Colorado mountains, away from cell phones and other distractions. Their website says that 90% of those who have attended retreats are still married.
They also follow up with their families for two years – a really great way to make sure that the families remain in touch with people as they’re moving through difficult periods.
Because I’m a believer in supporting the whole family (and what nascent sociologist wouldn’t be), I’m raising money and awareness this month for Project Sanctuary. I will donate 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU for the month of November to Project Sanctuary.
I’d like to raise 1000$. You may be asking why not just make a cash donation? I’ve already done that but I think this is a great way to raise awareness of a great charity. If you’d like to donate directly, you can learn more about Project Sanctuary here.
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