This page is your hub for making the most of your Out of the Darkness Walk experience.
News & Updates:
Have your supporters given you checks made payable to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (or AFSP) to support your fundraising efforts? Download an Offline Donation Form and mail your payment to AFSP, Attn: OOTD Walks, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY 10038 and it will post to your donation page within 12-18 business days from the date you mail the check. If your walk is in less than two weeks, you can bring the check(s) and offline donation form(s) with you to the event and turn it in at check-in. Donations turned in at the walk will post to your page within 5-10 business days of the evnet date.
Why I Walk Flyer
Custom Social Share Graphics
Let your friends know you're walking to fight suicide by uploading a photo to one of our Out of the Darkness frames to share on social media. Visit https://afsp.org/ootd-walks-custom-shareable
Upload a photo and create a custom message to create a custom graphic that can be shared on your social pages, fundraising page, emails, texts, and more. Check it out at afsp.org/CommunityCustom
We're excited to announce that you can now earn achievement badges for your personal and team pages for the Out of the Darkness Walks! The following badges are active for all Community Walks:
CLICK HERE for badge descriptions and steps you can take to earn badges on your page.
Click on the menu options below for more tips and resources to help you make the most of your fundraising efforts.
Click here to view links to downloadable resources such as our Participant Toolkit, DonorDrive Guide, Social Share tools, and more!
Start by downloading the Participant Toolkit for fundraising advice, key message points, and useful resources.
The DonorDrive Fundraising Guide will teach you How to Use DonorDrive, which makes sharing your story, uploading photos, and tracking donations simple. It will also show you how to register other participants, adjust your goal, create or join a team after you've registered, change your team name, and more!
Tell your story safely. Download our Speaking Out About Suicide guide.
Download and customize our Participant Flyer and share it online, in your office, at school, and around your community
We've included several social share graphics below that will help you promote your walk and your fundraising team. If you like these, click HERE to view our library of social share graphics.
Share these videos to help promote the walks!
Community Walks PSAs
Share this video to educate your family, friends, colleagues, classmates, and others about suicide. Together we can #StopSuicide.
Talk Saves Lives 30 second PSA
Offline Donation Form
Anything other than a credit card donation made online (such as checks and money orders mailed to AFSP or handed in at the event) is considered to be an OFFLINE donation. Please use one form for each offline donation, making sure to clearly print your name and walk city/state on the form. Once we receive and process the donation, it will post to your fundraising page. Please allow 10-15 business days from the date you mail the check for it to appear on your fundraising page.
Itemized Donation Form
Use this form to list several donors for one check (great if you've collected cash from multiple supporters and are sending in a check or money order).
Checks should be made payable to AFSP and mailed to:
AFSP, Attn: OOTD Walks, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY 10038.
Matching gifts are when companies "match" a charitable gift an employee makes. Reach out to your network to let everyone know that they may be able to double their contribution if their employer has a matching gift program. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click HERE and type their name into the search bar.
Register a walk team for your friends, family, school, civic group, or workplace
These gifts are our way to say thank you for your efforts. Click the flyer image to go to view more.
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