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National Giving Day — Please Help Us Win Matching Grants on May 5th!

May 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Advocacy, Body Image, Featured, Self Esteem

YES! You can help Mental Fitness bring primary prevention programs to schools nationwide. Our national nonprofit qualifies to have donations matched from up to TWO pools of matching funds — MAY 5TH  ONLY! Be a part of the paradigm shift toward resiliency by donating today.

Join the movement of resiliency and mental fitness in school aged children. By supporting Mental Fitness today, your donation could be matched up to TWO TIMES!*  Your donation of any amount on May 5th between 8am and 8pm will help us directly contribute to prevention research and to the evidence-based programs that are brought into schools to promote mental wellness and overall health in children from all areas. We can’t do this without you!

*Support Spartanburg County will have an incentive pool, made up of funds from participating sponsors, of which participating nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive a portion of these funds throughout the giving day. Funds from the incentive pool will be distributed throughout the day, however, the exact amount each nonprofit organization might receive is unknown and is not guaranteed. All participating nonprofit organizations may also receive a portion of the national matching funds, however, the amount of these funds is also unknown and are not guaranteed.

Why Mental Fitness?

With 1 in 5 children** struggling with mental illness, it is time to build “prevention” programs through research …

Mental Fitness is the only nonprofit who focuses on primary prevention research to bring evidence-based programs into schools across America. Help us reach our goals by donating today — your funds could be matched up to TWO times!

Our current research includes:
— Mental Fitness announces a cutting-edge partnership with researchers in Durham, NC who specialize in social-emotional learning video games. We are piloting programs in Spartanburg pre-K programs that build resilience in children.

— Mental Fitness and researchers from UNC Chapel Hill partner to design measures to build and track “mental fitness” in all youth.

— Wofford College students in public health and Ph.D. researchers from Coastal Carolina University are collaborating with Mental Fitness on our evidence-based online learning trainings.

— Wofford College public health students and local researchers in Spartanburg, SC collaborate to develop measures that outline how individuals define and measure overall mental and physical health.

**2013 Centers for Disease Control

Please help by giving today!

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