As part of our birthday present for Patrick, I’ll be collecting money for a charity donation in his name. Last year was super successful with only a few weeks to raise funds and I’m hoping that we can do even better this year. With that in mind, our PRIMARY charity will be the same as last year, All Out, an LGBT organization working to raise awareness about injustice on a global scale and doing work to help keep members of the LGBT community safe in places where discrimination and violence are widespread. We chose All Out in 2012 because of Patrick’s past support for their campaigns in Russia and Iran.
As a stretch goal, if we raise over £200 I intended to split the contributions between All Out and Youth Music, a UK organization helping children throughout the UK access music programs they might not otherwise have access to. I think we can all agree as fans of the importance of music to Patrick as an outlet both as a young person and today and I think it’s important to help support other children struggling with bullying, poverty, or myriad other issues find music as a way to cope.
If you participate, your name will be added to a certificate we’ll present Patrick listing the total amount donated to each charity. Please be sure to include your PREFERRED NAME for the certificate along with your donation so that it can be included in the list. We appreciate and accept any size contribution, in any currency, and it will all be exchanged into the appropriate currency when I make the donation. To participate, please paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your info so I can keep track of everyone who donated. Thanks so much!
Thanks to Jessica (@iamapatientgirl) for setting this up again this year!