Fundraise for Hope

May is nationally designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. This May you can support Mental Health Awareness and David Lawrence Center (DLC) by joining Fundraise for Hope!

What is Fundraise for Hope?

Fundraise for Hope is the David Lawrence Center’s community FUNdraising program that allows community members to raise funds and awareness for mental health and addiction recovery however they like. Our Fundraise for Hope participants take the lead in planning their own event, like participating in an endurance race, donating their birthday, and other fundraising ideas to support our mission. Decide what you like to do and turn it into a David Lawrence Center fundraiser!

Why Join Fundraise for Hope?

  • After your event, David Lawrence Center may recognize you in our newsletter or on social media.
  • For the month of May, DLC will list all Fundraise for Hope events in our special Mental Health Awareness Month email communications.
  • When joining Fundraise for Hope you’ll have access to fundraising tools – online and offline. From our comprehensive fundraising guide to one-on-one support as you plan your event, we are here to help you succeed.
  • Planning your own event is a great accomplishment for you that positively effects those in the mental health and addiction recovery community.

Mental Health Awareness Month Fundraising Ideas:

Quick Facts to share in your fundraising and awareness efforts:

  • Florida is 50th out of 50 per capita for state spending for mental health treatment
  • 1 in 4 people suffer from mental illness
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for teenagers in our nation
  • There are 3,000 suicide attempts every day among 9th through 12th graders
  • 2-3 children in every American classroom suffer from some type of social/emotional condition
  • David Lawrence Center is the only Baker Act Receiving Facility in Collier County with 30 crisis treatment beds. Studies show that for the Collier County population size there should be at least 100 treatment beds.
  • In 10 years, the number of Collier County Sheriff’s Office Baker Acts has tripled from 500 to 1,500
  • 84% of DLC services provided to clients are either covered by government-subsidized programs or have no coverage
  • There are approximately 100+ inmates in Collier County Jail each day who have mental health issues and/or co-occurring substance abuse issues and are receiving psychiatric medication

If you are interested in learning more or have any questions, contact Moira Larkin at donorcare@dlcmhc.com or (239) 354-1445. Or fill out the form below, and one of our team members will contact you within 1-2 business days.

If you host a fundraiser, fill out the form below or email donorcare@dlcmhc.com so we can recognize you as a partner for Mental Health Awareness Month. Make sure to share your photos of your event or your group of colleagues and friends standing up to raise awareness for mental health!