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There are lots of ways that you or your organization can help. Whether your offering is time, contacts, financial support, expertise or something else, your contribution is greatly appreciated. Below are several ways that you can support the Fiona Project.
For survivors, sharing our stories, feelings, struggles and healing liberates us from the bonds of shame and secrecy that have bound us for so long. It offers those struggling hope for themselves and their situation, and possibly the courage to break their own chains of silence. For our friends and family, it offers a glimpse into our world so that they can better understand us, which is the first step in building safe, trusting and loving relationships.
At The Fiona Project, we know that artistic endeavors offer great healing, so we share our stories through art, music and poetry. If you’re a survivor, please consider sharing your story as a declaration of liberty and empowerment both for yourself and as a resource to help others. Click here to submit your story-art, music or poetry for publication.
Your donation of $2 or more will help us raise $1 MILLION dollars for child sexual abuse prevention and survivor support programs. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
Use the button above or mail a check or money order payable to “The Chelko Foundation” to the address above, with “The Fiona Project” clearly marked in the memo field.
Want to bring The Fiona Project to your area? Contact Us!
FOR CONCERT HOSTS: We are happy to help you plan a concert for your community! Great options for Fiona Project concerts include house-concerts, spiritual centers, community centers, music venues or any other venue available to you. Whether you prefer a small intimate setting or a multi-band party event, the sky’s the limit! We can provide a suggested event format and hosting resources, including cards with prevention tips, social media marketing assistance, press coverage (for large events), event posters (in PDF format) and more. Help us #UndotheTaboo. Together, we can bring important awareness and healing to your community.
FOR MUSICIANS: Love playing music? Want to support our movement? It’s simple to get on The Fiona Project roster. Add your existing concerts to our marketing and events calendar by donating 10% or more of your proceeds to The Fiona Project, or volunteer to play a dedicated concert to bring awareness and healing to your community. Whether you choose a solo event or you’re an independent act at a multi-performer event, we’re here to help, including pairing you with a concert host (if desired), providing concert posters, social media exposure, and press coverage (for large events).
FOR ARTISTS and POETS: Art showings or spoken word/poetry events are also wonderful ways to support The Fiona Project and share our message of prevention and healing.
Other ideas are welcome as well.
Contact us for more information about hosting or requesting a concert in your area.
Sharing our music video with a heartfelt comment and a link back to our website brings awareness to our programs. Plus, at the end of Fiona, other CSA-related videos are displayed for viewers to continue watching if desired. This is an easy way for people to learn more about child sexual abuse via YouTube.
HOW TO SHARE: Copy this link ( https://youtu.be/33KwHd3HnS8 ) and paste into a Facebook, Twitter or other social media post.
The Fiona music video is now online and our first concert in Atlanta was a great success thanks to our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and supporters. However, there is always more work to be done if we are going to continue the year with coast-to-coast concerts and hopefully receive $1 MILLION dollars in online donations for our movement.
Some of the tasks we will need to continue this year are:
Stay in the loop with concert updates, new merchandise and partner funding awards. Sharing our events and Fiona Project merchandise helps bring awareness of our programs to the public and helps support our provider funding programs for prevention and healing.
And last, but not least…
The best thing you can do to help others, is to help yourself heal.
Any survivor can understand that remembering your abuse is probably the last thing you want to do. It’s ugly. It’s painful. It may still be frightening even. But getting help is crucial for that little child inside that was hurt so badly.
When you can finally speak freely about your abuse, then you know that your inner-child is starting to feel safe and get healthy. Your whole life will change. You will stop having seemingly random feelings of anger and frustration. Things that used to trigger you will become more and more manageable. It’s worth the short-term pain for the long-term gain of a more peaceful, happier life with better relationships and better self-care.
Avoidance and denial does not heal sexual abuse; but looking it square in the face, accepting, grieving and getting help will.
You can do it!!!!! And then, maybe you can help someone else do it too.