From March 2nd – 8th The i’Mpossible Project will team up with Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) in a social media campaign to promote the book The i’Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You while raising funds for the Care Plus Foundation, Inc. (“CarePlus Foundation”).
The book, which was published in January 2016, is a collection of stories written by 50 authors that has been assembled by Josh Rivedal, author, founder, and Executive Director of The i’Mpossible Project. In his efforts to inspire other writers and gather their stories, Rivedal has successfully accumulated more than 200 tales of trials and triumphs. It is expected that this book will be the first in a series.
This compilation explores a number of topics that relate to overcoming obstacles, embracing new possibilities and discovering personal power. A number of the stories are relevant to mental health and suicide prevention, which makes the CarePlus Foundation an appropriate charity for the campaign.
CarePlus is a non-profit community-based mental health agency that serves individuals and families in northern New Jersey. There is an extensive list of programs and services that the organization provides, encompassing everything from crisis intervention to intensive outpatient programs, from preventative services to school-based programs, and more.
“The work of CarePlus is so important to me,” Rivedal explained in a personal statement. “I lost my dad to suicide due to untreated depression, and I deal with depression on a daily basis.”
Two of the story authors from the first The i’Mpossible Project book have a history or working with CarePlus, and have openly shared their gratitude for all that the organization does. When Rivedal asked them to choose a charity for the social media campaign, they did not hesitate to recommend the CarePlus Foundation.
The CarePlus foundation does fundraising year round, and all of the proceeds go directly into assisting individuals and families who receive CarePlus service and otherwise might not be able to afford the help that they need. Most of the funds go into medication and housing assistance, scholarships for continuing education, outreach programs, advocacy and community education.
“Let’s work together to help CarePlus,” Rivedal concluded in his statement.
During the social media campaign, CarePlus will be posting on their Facebook to encourage their audience to buy a copy of The i’Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You. From March 2nd – March 8th, The i’Mpossible Project will donate 20% of book sales to CarePlus New Jersey for every book purchased. All you have to do is send in a proof of purchase—a scanned receipt, a screenshot, a selfie with your receipt – to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit http://www.iampossibleproject.com/careplus.html for more information.
The i’Mpossible Project is a non-profit foundation designed to Entertain, Educate, and Engage on Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, Storytelling, and Diversity. Click HERE to learn more.
CarePlus NJ, INC. is dedicated to excellence in mental healthcare and has a commitment to life-long support needed by individuals and their families to ensure that they achieve their full potential and improve the quality of their lives.