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Lucid Laces X Coffee, Hip Hop & Mental Health
We are excited to launch our 2nd ever campaign !!! with Coffee, Hip Hop and Mental Health to fundraise and bring awareness to this badass, local Chicago organization! With this 2-pair bundle, forest green showcases their organization color and the Mix & Match pair is Lucid's take on what CHHAMH looks like in skate-lace bundle!
Some words from Christopher LeMark (founder): “Our priority is to educate, and remove the financial, systematic and emotional barriers to make therapy more accessible for the black communities of Chicago.”
We, at Lucid Laces, believe mental health is self care and a fundamental right to access for everyone. We stand by the importance of mental health education and suicide prevention resources, and with that, we are expanding our fundraising efforts and launching our 2nd campaign with CHHAMH to bring awareness to their free therapy scholarship program and coffee shop model.
***100% of donated funds go toward their purpose of making individual and group therapy accessible to black communities of Chicago.
A little bit about CHHAMH:
Coffee Shop Model: pay what you choose, donate to their free cup of coffee Fridays for those who need it
***Various donations fund group and individual therapy sessions throughout the week
CHHAMH University: Free therapy scholarship program which aims to remove the financial, systemic and emotional barriers to help make therapy more easily accessible for the Black residents of Chicago.
"You will receive 20 free therapy sessions with one of our trusted licensed therapist partners." Enrollment is closed for this year but will reopen Jan. 2024!
This scholarship is intended for those who may not otherwise be able to meet the costs of therapy on their own. With our Partial Scholarship program, you will receive 5 months of therapy and costs the organization $2,000 per individual.
Stats as of 8/8/2023:
Currently 110 individuals are in their free therapy program
69.9% of applicants identify as Black
30.1% Others identify as Hispanic, Asian or White
Collective community issues experienced:
Food insecurity 18.6%
***Our goal is to raise awareness for their organization and assist in reaching their goal of $250,000 by the end of THIS year!
If you are looking for other ways to participate…
Donate directly here:
Upcoming CHHAMH Volunteer Opportunities:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 - 6 PM TO 9 PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 - 6 PM TO 9 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 - 4 PM TO 7PM
SUNDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE 9 AM TO 2 PM
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