Weʼre raising £10,000 to raise money for the I Choose Life Foundation to help us support those who are finding life just too much to deal with.
- Harrogate, UK
Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.
The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.
This is a story, that helps illustrate the purpose of ICL foundation and how you can be part of the mission.
“Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one.”
― Loren Eiseley
I Choose Life Foundation would like to enable 1 million people to support those struggling with mental health by 2020. That small gesture at the right moment can make all the difference to an individual and could be the one thing that saves their life. Donate to support us to get to 1 million people and help them to make a difference.
Share this story
- 6 months ago
I Choose Life Foundation6 months ago
Share this update to help us raise more
I Choose Life Foundation started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Mar 30, 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Congratulations on a wonderful, life affirming achievment! Thank you
Jan 28, 2019
Great cause. Well done to everyone. Anya
Jan 28, 2019
Well done on the challenge! Xx
Jan 28, 2019
Wow what an incredible achievement!!! Huge well done Sarah Yume & friends. Sending all our luv Lisa Hudson & Family(pamper fundraiser at Skipton Slimming World) 😘😘💕💕 xxxxxx
Jan 27, 2019
Well done, a fine achievement
Jan 26, 2019
Fantastic. Just incredible. So inspiring. Well done. Xxx
Become a supporter
Help I Choose Life Foundation raise more