I've been thinking a lot about what I want to do with the money I earn from this site. I've considered saving up to get my license, or getting a tattoo. I've considered putting the money back into the website, but it occurred to me that I don't really want to do any of those things.
What feels like a million years ago now, I used to work with those who were Homeless and suffering from severe Mental Health issues due to Drug Addiction.
There were days I absolutely hated my job, but there were also days that made the entire feel like it made sense. Over the last few months I've been trying to find that same sense of purpose again, I have been missing the feeling of being needed and helpful in the world.
Writing has helped, and let's be honest so has getting high, but neither fill the hole in my heart that started to grow the moment I decided I had to walk away from the organization that basically raised me.
Hoodies for the Homeless is my way of giving back. So every penny for the first year of this site goes towards that from here on out. I am hoping to raise about $4000 so that I can buy at least four hundred hoodies. That's the goal.
I haven't figured where I am going to buy them from but my hope is to partner with a local organization to give them out here in Surrey BC. I really appreciate ya'll offering up your money to me, it's a precious gift to know that you believe in me that much and this is what feels absolutely right. So I solemnly swear every penny for the next year, will go towards providing Hoodies for those who have found themselves homeless this winter.
I won't ask you to donate but I will ask you to share this post with your network, because I could really use the support.
Sending all my love,
Devon J Hall