Causes

Home of the free, because of the brave…

The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours.

However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. When our soldiers overseas return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety, it’s time for us to step in.

This year we want to help another veteran, or group of veterans, whether that be reuniting them with a war buddy, helping them with medical costs, or providing them with other services they may need.

Donation: $120.00 / $8.000.00

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Homelessness has been declared a state of emergency in the Seattle area. Our country has an abundance of food, housing, and resources. It’s time to stop ignoring our fellow human beings or pretending we don’t see they’re in need.

Homelessness is not an incurable disease. It’s something we can end for good if we come together as a community and open our hearts to heal the suffering of others less fortunate.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in January of 2015, approximately 564,708 people were homeless on any given night in the United States. In Seattle, the 35th annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place on Friday,

Donation: $210.00 / $10.000.00

An estimated 30 million  people worldwide are caught in some form of slavery.

Human trafficking includes sex trafficking, labor trafficking, domestic servitude, child soldiers and organ trafficking. The revenue generated by human trafficking each year worldwide is 32 billion dollars.

Between 100,000-300,000 children within the United States are sexually exploited each year. 14 years of age is the average age of entry into prostitution within the United States. Between 14,500-17,500 victims are trafficked into the United States each year. For less than 100 dollars a girl can be sold into a brothel, and girls as young as 5 years old are being sold into slavery.

Seattle currently ranks as the third highest human trafficking city in the country for this type of activity.

Donation: $520.00 / $15.000.00

Sometimes someone may appear to be fine – happy, healthy, and successful, but that doesn’t always mean they’re not struggling. Millions of people have what can be called an invisible illness, whether that’s depression, high-functioning anxiety, or some other disability that affects their everyday life.

For Talk It Up TV’s suicide prevention episode, we’re seeking to break down stereotypes about the burdens people in our community face but rarely talk about.
 
Millions of people in the U.S. experience anxiety or addiction or chronic pain on a daily basis, and not always who you’d expect. Yet we keep these stories hidden for fear of being judged, or shamed, or viewed as broken.
 
Donation: $5.476.41 / $10.000.00

Home of the free, because of the brave…

The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours. 

However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. When our soldiers overseas return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety, it’s time for us to step in.

We have an incredible family to help! This veteran was injured in Iraq in 2005. He broke his back, has PTSD, and a traumatic brain injury.

Donation: $5.576.00 / $10.00

We met Madi when she was 9-years-old. A daughter to a single mother struggling to pay the bills, she was also teased mercilessly at school.

When Anny asked her what it was like at school and recess she said she felt lonely, but that she had figured out a solution: If she took pencils to school and drew faces on them she didn’t get so lonely anymore.

That story touched Anny’s heart and helped shape the format of Talk It Up TV and the way we capture and tell stories to our audience.

Madi has desperately needed braces for years. Eating for her means pain. Can you imagine not being able to eat an apple without feeling pain?

Donation: $0.00 / $5.000.00

Most people don’t think they’ll fall victim to drugs. They may think they’ll only do it once or twice for fun, or recreationally, or they’ll only drink to help cope with the pain and soon they’ll stop. Sometimes people don’t realize they’re addicted until it’s too late. And while it’s never too late to seek help, turn over a new leaf, and overcome addiction… it’s an uphill battle. Bridges get burned, and relapses happen. Sobriety is more than not using; it’s about designing a new life that supports it.

Donation: $0.00 / $5.00