Hello, friends. As some of you may be aware, tomorrow is my birthday.
Birthdays always felt weird to me, as they are a celebration of something I have no control over, so 5 years ago, I started doing something to celebrate my birthday that really changed my life: I started using this day every year to raise money for a charity that is very near and dear to my heart:
Next Door is a non profit organization that seeks to end domestic violence. Domestic violence has a tendency to remain hidden, and so we often underestimate the scope of the problem. Here are some important facts:
7 million U.S. women are victims of domestic violence EVERY YEAR.
3 women in the U.S. are murdered EVERY DAY by a current or former partner.
1 in 7 men will experience severe domestic violence in their lifetime.
10 MILLION CHILDREN are exposed to domestic violence every year.
1 out of 4 women in America will experience some form of Domestic Violence in their lives.
1 out of 4. Let that sink in.
1 out of 4 of the people you love most. Friends, Doctors, Lawyers, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Aunts, Grandmothers, and everything else.
If that doesn’t break your heart I don’t know what will. No one deserves to be victimized. No one deserves to be hurt. 1 out of 4. 1 out of 4. This has to change, and organizations like Next Door need our help.
But this year I'm going to try something a little different. As many of you also know, I have a book coming out in about a month and I obviously want you to buy it. I have been proud to participate in so many fundraisers this year, and all of you have been so kind to open your wallets and join me in helping the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with the Red Cross and victims of Hurricane Maria with Oxfam.
So, now I want you to do something for yourself, and I'm going to make up the difference.
Well, here's what I'm going to do:
If you order my book today or tomorrow and send me a receipt, I will donate your full purchase price to Next Door Solutions.
BUT WAIT. THERE'S MORE.
I have found two unbelievably generous people who have chosen to join me in this fundraiser. SO, when you buy my book, they will ALSO match your full purchase price. Both of them.
What does this mean? Well, whatever you spend on "You're Not That Great" will be TRIPLED and sent to Next Door Solutions.
If you spend $12, I will donate $36 on your behalf.
If you spend $20, I will donate $60 on your behalf
If you choose to buy 5 copies for $60, I will donate $180 on your behalf.
We will EACH match up to $10,000, which means at the end of the weekend, we want to send $30,000 directly to Next Door.
So, if you've been waiting to buy my book, today is a great day to do it.
BUY IT! SEND ME A RECEIPT!
Either DM me on Twitter or Instagram or email is to ELAN@FASTMAIL.COM and I will TRIPLE YOUR PURCHASE AND DONATE IT TO THIS AMAZING CHARITY!
But what if you don't want to buy my book? Well, that's okay too. You can donate to NEXT DOOR directly and send me a receipt and I will triple-match your donation.
THANK YOU ALL! I LOVE YOU ALL! I APPRECIATE YOU ALL. AND IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY OR GIVE, PLEASE KNOW I STILL APPRECIATE YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT AND HEART.