Georgia Experience

Join us on November 8, 2020

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Georgia Experience

 

DONATE NOW

 

3 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Momentum Going!

1. There is still time to donate! 

Donations are accepted through December 31st. Your donation supports prevention education, advocacy, our loss survivor community, and stigma reduction.

Your donation goes even further with an employee match. Check to see if your employer participates here.

2. Walk Shirt Deadline Extended!

There is still time to earn your walk t-shirt! For walkers who raise $150 or more by December 31st, a walk t-shirt will be shipped to you in January.

3. Make Fundraising a little easier! 

Start a Facebook fundraiser! Asking for money can be difficult, but using the built in Facebook Fundraiser platform can make it a little easier.

Learn how to create your Facebook Fundraiser to benefit your walk fundraising here.



Thank you for joining us for our first ever Georgia Experience! We are so grateful for our walkers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and community. If you missed our statewide ceremony, the video is still available above, on our YouTube Page and on our Facebook Page.  See how the community came together by using #GATogether across social media platforms.

 

Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience: Online Ceremony

Date: 11/08/2020
Location: Online 
Time: 2:00 pm
RSVP: Click Here.
FAQ's Answered Here

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stuart Winborne 
Contact Phone: 404-275-3316 
Contact Email: swinborne@afsp.org

What is the Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience? CLICK HERE to learn more!

While the Out of the Darkness Walks in Georgia are going to look different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.

We invite you to join us on Sunday, November 8th for the NEW Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to sign up and join us!

Register Now and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

Messages of Hope

Join our virtual community by sharing your photos and stories with us. Use #GAtogether on Twitter and Instagram OR post directly to our Facebook Page to have your photos and messages included below. 

 

WAIT … ARE WE STILL WALKING TO FIGHT SUICIDE?

YES! The Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience is a real walk, but on your terms: you get to choose your own course, what time you start, and who walks next to you (within safe distancing guidelines)! The walking is real—it's the community that's virtual this year.

We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, and we will continue to seek ways in which we can do that safely. We welcome your ideas for gathering online and in-person this fall. Please contact the AFSP Georgia Chapter at georgia@afsp.org for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

Why Register?

  • By registering for the Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience, you join a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

  • All participants can create and join teams. This is a great way to motivate family, friends, and co-workers to join you!

  • Registered walkers will be emailed updates and invites to e-vents in the upcoming months, as well as given the opportunity to participate for incentive prizes

  • Individuals who raise $150 or more, will be shipped our exclusive 2020 Out of the Darkness t-shirt! 

  • You can connect with our new virtual community by joining our brand-new Facebook Event page! You'll meet other participants from across the state.

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  Question that isn't answered? Reach out to us at georgia@afsp.org.

Help Spread the Word!

We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPGeorgia. Use #GAtogether to be featured on social media and as part of our larger event!


  Post to your Facebook page and add the  Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience link ( afsp.org/gaexperience), or share the direct link to your fundraising page!  
 
  If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #GAtogether to your tweets!
 
 

Tag us in your photos with #GAtogether! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

Share your photos, stories, and why you're joining us for the Georgia Out of the Darkness Experience. Let others know that we are #GAtogether and we stand #TogetherToFightSuicide - they can join us.

Set up your Facebook Fundraiser the right way (so it counts towards your walk fundraising!)

  1. Login to your walker account on this page (Account Login at top right of website)
  2. Select, "Create a Facebook Fundraiser" from your dashboard
  3. Accept terms & conditions
  4. Done!

Please note, this is the only way that your Facebook Fundraiser will count towards your walk fundraising and benefit our chapter. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us at georgia@afsp.org. 

Become a Sponsor

Download a sponsorship packet HEREALL sponsors will receive numerous marketing benefits, including a statewide spotlight in the Georgia Out of the Darkness e-vent!

T-Shirts

Raise $150 by 11/08/2020 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Please note, t-shirts will be sent after November 8th. 

Virtual Hope & Healing Wall

We are pleased to have created a meaningful virtual Hope & Healing Wall that will be displayed during the walk ceremony. In order to have your message or image included, you must register and complete the online form by Friday, October 16th. 

Only those registered will be able to submit their photos and messages!

Volunteer with Us!

Want to help plan future walks or events? Email us at georgia@afsp.org to get involved!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.

The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.

 

Thank you for your support!