A beloved child in my congregation died of suicide in August, and I know many others who struggle with mental health challenges. I sought to donate to a children's mental health cause today (Sept. 28) in honor of what would have been that child's 14th birthday. In looking for a cause, I stumbled upon the Butterfly Run! This fundraiser supports Nationwide Children's Hospital (where I serve as a contingent chaplain) through their On Our Sleeves initiative. On Our Sleeves seeks to provide free mental health education to every community across the country—not just in Ohio. They also connect families to local mental health resources so children can receive care right where they are. Help me raise $500 so that more young people can receive support and celebrate their 14th birthdays—and beyond!
EDIT: This community is amazing—we raised $500 in under 3 hours!!! So I am increasing my goal! THANK YOU for your incredible support!!