DrawFor has begun campaigning for mental health support and suicide prevention, teaming up with UK charity Papyrus to raise cash for national helplines.
If you haven’t heard of DrawFor, a new organisation that raises money for charity through selling original artwork, then now’s the perfect time to get involved.
We wrote about the initiative a few months back when it first launched in early May. Artists can submit pieces to be sold on the DrawFor website in A1, A2, or A3 sizes, and all profits are equally split between the creator and a select charity. DrawFor has already collaborated with NHS Charities Together and Stand Up To Racism UK, and it’s now launching a third campaign, with Papyrus, called #DrawForYoungLives.
Papyrus is a UK based charity that offers support and advice to young people struggling with suicidal thoughts. It runs training programmes that are used by councils, professionals, and school staff around the country. Papyrus is also a member of government advisory groups in both England and Wales for suicide prevention matters and has a helpline called HOPELINEUK. In short, it does a lot of good for extremely vulnerable people; given that suicide is the number one killer of those younger than 35, its resources are vital.