American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The nation's largest non-profit dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.

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What is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention?

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research

  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention

  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention

  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

Student Fundraising & Support

If you’re a student who has decided to not only sign up for an adventure with Choose a Challenge, but fundraise for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as well, we want to help! It’s our job to help you out in anyway we can during your fundraising journey. Some of the areas we can help you in include:

  • Creating a fundraising strategy plan and timeline

  • Provide new fundraiser ideas for you and your team

  • 1-on-1 support and advice along the way

As your selected charity, we’ve appointed one of our own team members here to provide that support.

How is the charity involved?

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Meredith  Senior Manager, Out of the Darkness Walks  email: mhenning@afsp.org

Meredith
Senior Manager, Out of the Darkness Walks

email: mhenning@afsp.org

Meet Meredith

“Hello! I am Meredith Henning from AFSP's National office in NYC! I am very excited to start this journey with you, and help you reach and go beyond your fundraising goal that will help us save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. I am here to help you every step of the way, and I am happy to answer any questions as well as offer fundraising tips and tools! Thank you for your interest in AFSP and helping to create a culture that is smart about mental health.”

Fundraising Tools

Media Assets

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Charities can provide media assets to help students create flyers and promote their fundraising efforts on social media. These assets can include: logos, favorite blog posts to share, inspiring stories, links to videos, hi-res photos showcasing charity & efforts, etc

Student Fundraising Stories

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A collection of blogs written by students who’ve been there before, fundraised for a Choose a Challenge trip before and have offered up their advice for future and current student trekkers

Fundraising Guide

An in-depth guide written by our staff, which includes students who have been Choose a Challenge Campus Leaders and have organized fundraisers with their team in the past. Here’s some of the best ideas we’ve seen over the past few years in one convenient guide


Speak with your charity representative

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Set up a time to chat on the phone, email or—if you’re close enough— meet face to face with your charity representative for fundraising support and advice for you and/or your team

Email: mhenning@afsp.org
Phone: 212-363-3500 ext.2037

 

To learn more about this charity, please visit their official website by clicking here