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With our 17th birthday coming up next week, I wanted to extend some deeply-deserved gratitude for our donors.
Our staff and volunteers do the bulk of the work here, to be sure. Our users play a very big part as well, particularly since Scarleteen works based on what they tell and show us about their wants and needs. But it's you, our donors and supporters, who keep the lights and computers on, coffee in the pot, warm socks on our feet and new tools, content and direct services flowing here at Scarleteen.
You're the champions of our model, our mission, and the young people who want and need what we provide; the people who don't just help us pay the bills, but who stand behind all that we do and the way that we do it. With a kind of work, like ours, that is so grossly unsupported, and even so intensely countered by some, knowing you stand behind us is a wonderful thing.
At the beginning of this year, our future was terribly uncertain. So many of you stepping up and stepping in with yRead more...
Thanks so much to everyone who has been pitching in with our current fundraising drive. We're getting awfully close to our goal -- to the minimum we need to raise to avoid any shutdowns -- and we could not be more appreciative and excited. Thank you!
During the last couple months, we've had quite a few people adding dedications to their donations. Some asked to have them emailed, but most just put them in their form for us to see them. We hate to see such heartfelt dedications only get seen by us, so we wanted to take a little break from the hard parts of fundraising, and share some of them with everyone here.
Maybe you'll find yourself in this list!
• In honor of all of your teenage readers and your wonderful writers.
• Dedicated to Isabella Rotman, who has always and will always be an inspiration to me. <3
• To sharing the knowledge that will keep the next generation safe
• To Melissa McEwan
• To today's kids, so they know better than I did.
• To Judith WooRead more...