This month we will be having a fundraiser for an organization that is very close to our K Bella family. We will be having a basket raffle in which all proceeds will go directly to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The AFSP funds research, serves as advocates, promotes education, and helps those who have been affected by suicide. Over 44,000 people commit suicide every year and 5 times that number attempt to. Suicide affects thousands of lives and the AFSP’s purpose is to help as many as it can.
When you come into K Bella, you may buy tickets at the front desk for our basket raffle. You may buy 1 for $2.00, 3 for $5.00, 10 for $10.00, or 20 for $20.00. There will be a total of 11 baskets with a variety of goodies! You may put all your tickets in one basket or you may spread them out amongst multiple baskets.
Even if you are unable to donate, please visit https://afsp.org to educate yourself on how to prevent suicide and comfort those who have lost loved ones due to suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
The drawing will take place December 22, 2017, so be sure to visit the salon by Thursday, December 21 so you can purchase your raffle tickets!
To learn more about the charity we have chosen this year, please visit afsp.org and read this blog post, "A Suicide Survivor - My Story", written by our own Heidi Paule, in which she shares her personal experiences with losing her brother to suicide.