Announcing InvisiYouth’s fundraising activism challenge in honor of InvisiYouth raising awareness on its community, InvisiYouth Galaxy!
September 18th-30th YOU can raise awareness and funds with #ShowMyStarChallenge!
We wanna challenge our community, their support networks and the general public to get creative and fundraise in an affordable way so we can showcase the uniqueness and power in numbers the young adult chronic illness and disability community has when they are empowered to show their power.
Here are the Four Easy Steps:
1️⃣Take a photo/video of a star you’ve found or drawn
4️⃣Challenge 3 friends to take the #ShowMyStarChallenge next!
We wanna share how unique, empowered and special this awesome community is, while also raising awareness and funds for InvisiYouth’s free resources and programs for the chronic illness/disability community.
The Galaxy is the brain-child of founder Dominique! She believes like every star has its own unique fingerprint in one galaxy, InvisiYouth knows each young person has a unique experience with their own chronic illness/disability, while being part of one giant community. Hence…InvisiYouth celebrates that uniqueness within our community #InvisiYouthGalaxy!)
You are EACH as unique as a star, even when you have similar diagnoses, your experience and life with your illness/disability is unique to you. But, you are part of this wide, diverse, badass rebel-game-changer community of young people with chronic illness and disability. A unique star in a powerfully supportive galaxy, InvisiYouth Galaxy!
That’s why we need YOU to each take part and challenge others to do the #ShowMyStarChallenge! Raise awareness and funds in a fun, affordable way by taking the challenge and having your support network do it too!
Join in TODAY!
In the news alert! Founder Dominique is the most recent guest blogger for our new nonprofit partner Ryan’s Case for Smiles.
She got to drop articles focused on the transition period between pediatric and adult healthcare, and giving advice for all of our wonderful caregivers and the young adults.
She chats about a range of topics including redefining independence, how to begin the evolution towards adult healthcare as young people age, ways to move through communication bloggers between young adults and their caregivers/parental figures, and so much more.
The guest blog were featured on Ryan’s Case for Smiles digital resource called Coping Space. This is the online resource nad support site that offers coping strategies and tips related to a child’s life-changing illness or disability or injury to assist both children and their families in dealing with the stresses of the experience of the trauma of youth illness or injury.
Make sure you check out this blog today! Give it a read and share, write a comment and support InvisiYouth and Coping Space! Thank you to Ryan’s Case for Smiles and the Coping Space team for having Dominique!
New InvisiYouth 2.0, New Website, New Home!
InvisiYouth’s website got a redesign and a major upgrade! That’s right…welcome to our new digital home. And if you are reading this article, that means you have found our new website, so welcome to our new digital home!
All 2022, you’ve seen InvisiYouth redesign programs, add new resources to our roster, and now it’s time for our nonprofit to have a new home to put all our resources and activism in one place that’s easy to use, fun to go to, and just plain attractive.
A massive thank you to our website team at IQNection for taking our dreams of the new visual direction of InvisiYouth and turning it into life! They have been a massive supporter of InvisiYouth Charity for over six years, and we’re proud they were the support to help take our vision for InvisiYouth 2.0 and turn it into this incredible website. They are the best!
Our mission and heart are still the same, we just got a way more sleek and vibrant way of bringing our resources and activism to all the deserving young people living with chronic illness and disability in the world.
Jumping right back into the swing of virtual programming with an all new season of our popular series, #InvisiYouthChatSessions: A Video Podcast Chat Show!
Settling in for Season 5, there are going to be some major upgrades to our virtual program, but we’ll be keeping lots of the same so that classic feel will still remain. It’s our fusion of entertainment and education with this monthly video podcast series!
Why Subscribe to Season 5:
And for Audio Flash Files, the other show on our podcast, we’re giving you a theme this year! Each AFF is packed with personal growth you can take into so many different relationships and dynamics in your life as you live with chronic illness/disability!
InvisiYouth is acting like the communication mediator in this set of Audio Flash Files! Let’s be real: when you’re a young person living with a chronic illness or disability, it can be challenging to communicate with people in our lives and feel that we’re being heard and understood. So each Audio Flash File will focus on a new dynamic, and break it down for you how our mediator skills can be interpreted to fit your life and needs so you can thrive
InvisiYouth’s charitable sponsor, I’m 4 Love, has graciously agreed to match donations to our nonprofit, starting on Giving Tuesday and ending on New Years Eve! That’s right, any donation to our organization will be doubled, so anyone can make twice the difference this holiday season!
I’m 4 Love–a new vegan, cruelty-free beauty brand with a message of discovering inner joy and beauty through their mission–has been supporting InvisiYouth Charity for over three years, and will be leading our match donation campaign by matching the first $400 of donations!
There’s two things that are noteworthy: the first is learning the TWO WAYS you can donate and give back. And the second is remembering WHY your donations hold so much direct impact and value!
Firstly, you can support InvisiYouth by donating directly on our website (just click DONATE or visit www.invisiyouthcharity.com/donate to do that) OR by purchasing one of our InvisiYouth Subtle Activist Color-Block Bracelets at InvisiYouth Charity Shop, exclusively on Etsy!
That’s right, our homemade and chic bracelets are back on sale for ONLY $4 (with FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING) and when you buy one (or a few!), that means 100% of your purchase will be donated to funding our nonprofit’s free programming! So visit our Etsy Shop to place your order: www.etsy.com/shop/invisiyouthcharity
Now…WHY should you donate to InvisiYouth Charity and encourage others in your life to do the same? InvisiYouth provides our monthly resources and programming all year long for FREE for deserving teens and young adults living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. With our mission of empowering them in all the non-medical aspects of their lives so they can adapt to thrive with any health struggles! But we need your help to continue doing this!
And when you donate to InvisiYouth, 100% goes directly toward these programs and resources remaining free so your money directly impacts this deserving community! And with I’m 4 Love matching the first $400 donations, you are making TWICE the impact too!
We need your help, the help of your support network and the help of your followers to keep InvisiYouth Charity and its resources going!
Introducing the InvisiYouth Freestyle Volunteers Program! Volunteering for a good cause has never been so easy!
With a quick sign up, you’re notified of volunteer projects (anything from social media shares, fundraising, activism campaigns, program and outreach support, etc) and you select based on your interests, free time and how you feel. It’s all about giving back in quick ways.
Our volunteer program is getting a MAJOR UPGRADE as we make it flexible to participate as much or little as possible, and flexible to adapt to your health needs and life structure any any point!
Plus, we have TWO divisions of volunteer groups!
The “MEDICALLY ADULT-ISH”™ DIVISION so all of our community, and even their support network, family/friends, our allies and the general public looking to volunteer can get involved.
The “HEALTHCARE STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS” DIVISION is for all those working or studying to work in all the fields of medicine like being a nurse, doctor, PT/OT, psychology, and more can now take part in giving back to a community that’ll be part of their patient group. So when you work in healthcare, donate your time to learn how to be more empowered in supporting future young adult patients, and boosting your resume and skills by giving back to them!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Sign Up starts NOW, so get ready to become one of our flexible volunteers in either of the two divisions! All you have to do is fill out our quick sign up form, and when our first email listing for volunteers is ready to be sent out, you’ll get that email!
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT for the future of InvisiYouth Charity! Our nonprofit organization is excited to announce its partnership with another international organization, Rare Patient Voice as one of their new Referral Partners! And it’s a partnership YOU can be part of that’ll support InvisiYouth by giving back to our organization!
RPV gives patients and caregivers a platform to voice their opinions through surveys and interviews! They’re global and work with young people so all the people part of InvisiYouth in the eight countries we work in can be part of supporting InvisiYouth as a referral partner.
And all it takes is one thing!
When any individual signs up with RPV for free with OUR PRE-MADE LINK to take part in future surveys from Rare Patient Voice, InvisiYouth will receive a $10 donation per person that signs up.
You can choose to be part of any surveys in the future, but that sign up with RPV for free makes a donation to InvisiYouth!
We are super excited to collaborate and work with Rare Patient Voice and excited to be a referral partner!
Also, another fun collaboration with our new partners at RPV! Founder Dominique has been featured in one of their Instagram Spotlight Feature stories, so go check it out on Instagram.
Introducing the #GalaxyHub by InvisiYouth, our nonprofit’s first interactive and virtual community newsletter! Level up by joining the hub for young people wanting all the life-improving and rebel game-changing resources and projects in your “medically adult-ish” chronic illness and disability life!
Our new monthly community isn’t like your typical newsletter because it’s super interactive and lets you be part of our international community as loud or soft as you’d like! The Galaxy Hub by InvisiYouth is a place for one-stop (and free!) shopping for all your resources, projects, social media challenges, shop additions, and activism campaigns you can join with the click of a button!
Everyone living with a chronic illness or disability as a young person is unique, and their health manifests differently from one
another, just like the fingerprint of a star. So when you sign up for our newsletter Galaxy Hub, you are keeping your unique star-like brightness while joining our galaxy. It’s time for a newsletter with the mostest and InvisiYouth’s got you covered!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Sign Up starts NOW, so get ready to become part of the hub! All you have to do is fill out our quick sign up form, and when our first addition of Galaxy Hub by InvisiYouth is ready to be released, you’ll get that email!
InvisiYouth Charity has set up a marketing partnership with the American publisher, Quirk Books, through our video podcast chat show, InvisiYouth Chat Sessions, and a fundraiser giveaway. And it’s in celebration of one of their debut YA authors, Kristen O’Neal, who is also a chronically ill young adult author!
Thanks to our podcast guest Kristen O’Neal from Season 4 Episode 44 and her publisher at Quirk Books, we have not only collaborated on a marketing partnership talking about her new paperback edition of her debut YA novel, “Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses” on a podcast episode, but there’s a giveaway!
We also have a book fundraiser giveaway and you’ll want a copy of this incredibly witty, impactful and diverse book! And Quirk and Kristen have generously donated three signed copies of her book for this giveaway so you have plenty of chance to get a copy and help out our nonprofit!
How to win, it’s easy! Make a donation of ANY AMOUNT on our website by June 30th and you’re entered to win! Even if it’s a $1 or $5 donation, every donation counts! Plus, if your donation is over $10, you earn a double entry!
Please be sure to enter for this fundraiser giveaway and share it with someone you know that’s a book lover!
Also, make sure you check out Episode 44 with founder Dominique and Kristen O’Neal as she talks about how she created the concept of her sci-fyi coming of age story, how she developed the ideas of having a characters list and protagonist with chronic illnesses, the ways in which Kristen’s own chronic illness journey influenced the way she wanted to incorporate authentic storytelling, and why it’s super valuable to have more diverse authors and storylines in young adult novels.