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Social Media Graphics

We've partnered with some incredible illustrators to bring you a selection of graphics that you can use to help spread the word about the Out of the Darkness Walks. Click the images below to download and share to your social networks.

Together to Fight Suicide Walk To Fight Suicide Together To Fight Suicide Walk To Fight Suicide - Green Background Together To Fight Suicide Light Gray Background
Juntos Para Luchar Contra El Suicidio Caminata Para La Lucha Contra El Suicidio Walk To Fight Suicide Blue Background Caminata Para La Lucha Contra El Suicidio Juntos Para Luchar Contra El Suicidio
Together We Create Hope Together Bringing Hope to Those Affected By Suicide Together To Save Lives Suicide Prevention Starts with Everyday Heroes Like You Prioritize Mental Health
Walk with Us Join Our Out of the Darkness Community You Belong Here You Belong Here Create a Culture That's Smart About Mental Health

 

Where the Funds Go Graphics

Click the images below to download and share.

Help me raise money to provide support to those who've lost someone to suicide, through programs like International Survivors of Suicide Loss (ISOSL) Day Help me raise money to save lives by advocating for smart mental health legislation Help me raise money to bring the Interactive Screening Program (ISP) to local colleges and workplaces
Help me raise money to deliver suicide prevention education programs in communities across the U.S. Help me raise money to fund innovative research that will save lives Help me raise money to provide support to those who've lost someone to suicide, through programs like the Survivor Outreach Program

 

Invite Others to Join You 

    

Instagram Story Graphics

                    

Custom Social Share Graphics

Visit our Out of the Darkness Experience Social Share page, where you can type a custom message into a graphic and download a share-ready image. You can also download your background without a message and customize on your phone or computer with any stickers, emojis, and images you want to add before sharing.

Let your friends know you're walking to fight suicide by uploading a photo to one of our Out of the Darkness frames to share on social media. Visit https://afsp.org/ootd-walks-custom-shareable

 

AFSP National Social Shareable Page


Print Materials

Participant Flyer Why I Walk Flyer

Download these flyers to share why you have joined the fight to stop suicide. There is space for you to add a photo, and form fields are highlighted with a gray background. The background will not print on your final document. If you are attempting to use an online printer and are experiencing any other printing issues, please click here for some helpful instructions. You can use these same instructions to “flatten” the PDF, which will make it non editable and suitable for sharing. If you need to convert the PDF to an image file for sharing online, you can learn how to do so here.

 


Facebook

You can now fundraise for the Out of the Darkness Walks through Facebook, but your Facebook fundraiser must be started through your personal fundraiser portal in DonorDrive for donations to appear on your page. Simply visit your dashboard in the fundraiser portal, then click "Start a Facebook Fundraiser" from the Your Fundraising menu on the right side of the page. You can also view our Facebook Fundraiser FAQ here.

      

Important: If you start the Fundraiser on Facebook using the "add a donate button feature" or by launching a fundraising campaign such as a birthday fundraiser, donations will be sent to AFSP as general donations from Facebook and will not appear on your page. If you started your fundraiser through Facebook and would like your donations to appear on your walk page, please contact walks@afsp.org as soon as possible for further instructions.

 

Fundraise with FB and IG Live! Download instructions HERE

 


Impact Messages

 

Use our Elevator Pitch when sharing information with your donors, as well as the Impact Messages and the National Impact Flyer

 

Download our Suicide Facts & Figures national fact sheet below or learn state statistics by viewing all of our state fact sheets.

National Suicide Data 2019

 


Other Tools

Offline Donation Form
Have your supporters given you checks made payable to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (or AFSP) to support your fundraising efforts? Download an Offline Donation Form and mail your payment to AFSP, Attn: OOTD Walks, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, NY, NY 10038 and it will post to your donation page within 12-18 business days from the date you mail the check. We highly recommend mailing donations in advance of your event to make your Walk experience as safe and seamless as possible.

Itemized Donation Form
Use this form to list several donors for one check (great if you've collected cash from multiple supporters and are sending in a check or money order).

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are when companies "match" a charitable gift an employee makes. Reach out to your network to let everyone know that they may be able to double their contribution if their employer has a matching gift program. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click HERE and type their name into the search bar.

AFSP Financials

AFSP is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. All AFSP chapters are considered local offices of the parent organization. Our Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

View our Financials and our latest Annual Report.


FAQs

Frequently asked questions

 
Speaking Out About Suicide

Tips on how to share your story safely

AFSP Brand Guidelines
If you're looking to create your own graphics or t-shirts to promote your involvement with the Walks and the work of AFSP while maintaining our brand consistency, please click the link to view design guidelines and download resources, including logos.
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