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Heather
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I wanted to give all of you a heads-up about a new fundraiser I've rolled out for Scarleteen particularly for users today! Here's some of the text of that page to fill you in: for the whole deal, just click that link.

We probably don't have to tell you that one of the tricky bits about keeping Scarleteen afloat is that while our traffic is so high, most of it comes from users who either don't have their own income, or who don't have checking accounts or credit cards to make donations with. We usually average just one donation per every 500,000 users.

That's also one reason why a site like Scarleteen is so important. Due to both age and financial limitations (as well as concerns about safety -- particularly for GLBT youth, or those addressing issues like rape or abuse from partners -- and privacy), often young people are also without the resources to purchase good books or access quality counseling and support services and our free, easily accessible information and support has been a godsend for many of you.

Even with your limitations, a lot of you often want to know if there is some way you can help keep Scarleteen running for yourselves and other teens. So, we've got a new way that some of our users can easily help support Scarleteen!

It's as easy as one envelope, one stamp and one dollar. Did you know that if all of our users for just two days each gave only one dollar that we could not only fund the site for the whole year, we could have funding for EVERYTHING we'd like to do in 2009, from paying writers to get you more content, to extra training for volunteers to help you better, to print materials of our content for your clinics or schools? It's true!

It's not so wise to send a big chunk of cash through the mail, but a buck or two is a pretty safe bet, and no major loss if something happens. One dollar from you can assure that other teens and young adults are helped the same way you've been. We're glad to provide Scarleteen for free to you, but we also think a dollar for all we do, and for all the ways we can help and have helped, is a small thing you can do in return for some pretty big results.

If you'd like to help out, but don't have much income of your own, a checking account or credit card, you can slip just one or two dollars into an envelope, plop a stamp on it and send it to us at: 1752 NW Market St. #627, Seattle, WA, 98107.

AND For every 30 envelopes we get with a dollar or two inside, we'll randomly pull one and send that donor a signed copy of my big young adult sexuality book, S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College, which is a sweet deal for a buck and a stamp. So, don't forget to put your return address on the envelope!

You can play a part in sustaining Scarleteen and all of the young adults who need and are helped with our unique brand of inclusive, progressive, holistic and accurate sexuality education. As we finish one decade of delivering the goods we so strongly feel have nurtured and continue to nurture the development of a healthy, happy sexuality for young people, I'm asking for your help as we enter another. It's our job to help you, but we want to keep on doing it, so you taking a turn to help us now and then is a great way for you to give back.

Throughout the whole of our history, the majority of our traffic has come from users like you just spreading the word! Too many people, though, report finding Scarleteen later than they'd have liked to, so this is also a great time to just get the word out, and that's a fantastic way for you to also lend a hand.

Want to know more about fundraising for us? You can check out another of our current fundraising drives: from February 14th through March 15th, one of our regular donors has agreed match the donations we receive up to $350 per donor, and/or up to $3,000 total.

Big, big thanks from all of us at Scarleteen for any help you can give or drum up!

[ 02-14-2009, 02:37 PM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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there! happy valentines day, scarleteen! i give 50 bucks for sex ed. i feel righteous now.
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Heather
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Thanks ever so! [Big Grin]

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Bun Bun
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Hey Heather, I was just wondering if it's alright if I send Canadian currency instead of American?
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Heather
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For sure, Bun Bun! Thanks!

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