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Calling all “fandoms” and communities to join us in this project and get word spread :)

Another generous donation arrived today! Thank you Maggie D and also thank you for the kind words!

If anyone would like to donate please check the flyer out and the the links below. Also please share with any and everyone! Just a share could make a huge difference and raise awareness to the cause!

https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-wish-list-items?id=5333882a-fe2d-4b9a-9e1d-1129022c7d3e

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3NLHN9RNM28M6

Update: I corrected my wording as it was brought to my attention I was not including Non binary and Transgender individuals. Thank you guys for bringing this to my attention! I appreciate the feedback and the support!

I also added more items and tried to remove any items that are out of stock now. Please pardon if some items still come up out of stock. I’ll try to keep on eye on the lists to maintain them.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for taking part by donating or sharing the project!

To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.
— 

Mandy Hale (via OptimisticallyAstray)

(Don’t delete link above, thank you)

Something to think about…

The number of US citizens that are of voting age grows every year. In 2008, it was 225,499,000, and in 2012 it was 235,248,000. That number has steadily increased since 1960, but only 54% of eligible voters participated in the 2012 election, dropping 4% from 2008.

Those additional 9,749,000 eligible voters were people who turned 18 between 2008 and 2012. YOUR VOTE MATTERS. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. There is no reason the number of voters should be dropping. We are a very passionate generation. We can shape our future.

Go here to get information on registering to vote in your state. 23 states offer online voter registration. Just get it done.

1. Comfort zones are evil. Life is not meant to be lived comfortably. It’s much most exhilarating, breathtalking, dangerous, fullfilling taking risks than being constrained and wishing you’d take the chance when it presented itself to be a bit more daring.

2. Do not, I repeat, do not take those you love for granted. They can only be there for so long before seeing you self destruct becomes unbearable. Live for them, they bring out the best in you and will guide you back to clarity no matter how dark your life has become, but you have to give them that chance.

3. You can make a difference. You can be a catalyst. It only takes one person to stand up and challenge the stigma to ripple across a generation. You cannot possibly sit and moan about the wrong in the world if you’re not prepared to try and make it right. Stand up for what you believe, be the inspiration and motivation because if not you, who? and if not now, when?

4. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Be gentle, take things slow if they’re proving difficult and come close with a clear mind and an open heart. Take care of others, but take care of yourself too. You are capable, brilliant and significant and I have every faith in you.

5. Travel as much as you can, whenever you can. Life is not meant to be lived on one page. Absorb cultures. Learn new languages. Indulge in foreign cuisine. Explore. Don’t let anything escape your grasp. Everything has its own intricate beauty that can provide lessons that are unforgettable.

—  5 friday afternoon encouragements ~