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Donors can help SDPPP win up to $25,000 in grant money to fund community building initiatives

Duluth, GA, March 13, 2019 — Self Discovery Pain, Positioning and Purpose (SDPPP), is now competing in A Community Thrives, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, a fundraising program on CrowdRise by GoFundMe, the most trusted social fundraising platform. A Community Thrives is a nationwide program that is focused on helping organizations by shining a national spotlight on their community building initiatives. SDPPP has the opportunity to be awarded up to $1 million in available project-based grants to help fund creating MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND SUICIDE AND BULLYING PREVENTION.


Self-Discovery Pain, Positioning, & Purpose, Inc. is committed to our mission to provide awareness on mental illness, suicide prevention, and bullying. We are hosting three fundraisers, in order, to carry out our plan to reduce stigma, stop suicide, and bullying. Our international mental health tour will take lead in our series of fundraisers with emphasis on the demand for mental health education, and awareness, in order, to change the way society views mental health related concerns. Our fundraisers include: (1) mental health tour, (2) fashion show, and (3) Self-Discovery WALK 2020.

“Self-Discovery is a Daily Journey- No Silence. No Stigma. No Suicide”, says Venessa D. Abram, Executive Director. Self-Discovery Pain, Positioning, & Purpose, Inc. aims to bring awareness to your community, and to gain your support! Lastly, we want you to donate to our organization today, in order, to help us reduce stigma, and to stop suicide, and bullying for our community at large!

A Community Thrives launched on CrowdRise by GoFundMe on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 12pm ET and will continue through Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 11:59:59am ET. The organizations in tier 1 and tier 2 that raise the most during the program will each be awarded a $25,000 grant, second place organizations will each be awarded a $15,000 grant and third place organizations will each be awarded a $10,000 grant. Weekly bonus challenges enable organizations to be awarded up to $50,000 in grants in each Tier.  At the end of the crowdfunding period, an additional 16 grants totaling $800,000 will be awarded to participating organizations. Plus, qualifying organizations that provide services in USA TODAY NETWORK’s 109 newspaper markets may be eligible to receive an additional operating grant from a $1,300,000 fund. For more information on qualifying organizations, visit the official rules here.

CrowdRise administers innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.

To help SDPPP be awarded A Community Thrives grant, visit:


ABOUT Self-Discovery: Pain, Positioning & Purpose, Inc.

Self-Discovery: Pain, Positioning & Purpose, Inc. (SDPPP) is a Metro-Atlanta, GA based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in February 2018 by suicide survivor, Venessa Abram. After suffering years of personal pain, suicide attempts, and the loss of her older brother (to completed suicide), Ms. Abram founded SDPPP to fully walk in her purpose and to help others find hope, healing and a purposeful life.


CrowdRise by GoFundMe is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise by GoFundMe enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact.

Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit www.CrowdRise.com. In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.

SDPPP USA Today Crowd Funding Campaign


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