UPDATE 2015-06-04: The voting period for this contest has ended. Grants to 40 great causes will be announced on 2015-6-16. Pizza Klatch was holding strong to the #14 slot when voting ended. Thanks for your support. If you did not get to participate in this event, but want to help support Pizza Klatch there is dontation information available from their site.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. I remember struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts as a teen, luckily for me I had a solid support group of friends and relatives who helped center me and move past those dark times.
LGBT youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide as their straight peers. Nearly half of young transgender people have seriously thought about taking their lives, and one quarter report having made a suicide attempt. LGBT youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times as likely to have attempted suicide as LGBT peers who reported no or low levels of family rejection. 1 out of 6 students nation wide (grades 9-12) seriously considered suicide in the past year. Source
Pizza Klatch is a organization dedicated to the support, education and advocacy of LGBTQ youth. Through social gatherings and communication, they reach out to youth and give them a safe place to talk and a community of supportive peers.
Pizza Klatch is currently participating in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist competition to win a $25,000 prize that will go directly to their bottom line and buy a whole lot of pizza to share. They have one day left to win the whole shebang. They are in the top 10.
What I want you to do is click the link below, send all 10 of your votes their way and then tweet this post to your friends via the next link.
Let's do our small part to help, so that Pizza Klatch can continue their large positive imact on the world. Thank you for your support.