Join PROPEL and the Yellow Tulip Project on Thursday, April 25th from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Fork Food Lab for PROPEL’s next In Focus event. The In Focus Event Series provides a means for young professionals to learn about nonprofits, and to identify opportunities to volunteer, donate their professional services, and serve on the boards of the organizations they learn about.
Tickets are $12 and include your first drink. All event proceeds, including: ticket sales, raffles, and donations will be given in full to the Yellow Tulip Project. Machias Savings Bank, the sponsor for the In Focus series, has generously agreed to match up to $500 of proceeds from the event in support of the Yellow Tulip Project.
The Yellow Tulip Project is a nonprofit with a mission to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together. They hope that someday mental illness will be as normal to talk about as any physical illness, and are fiercely dedicated to making this goal a reality. The Yellow Tulip Project was formed after the founder Julia Hansen lost two of her closest friends to suicide during her sophomore year in high school. Because of this and her own experience of depression, she created the Yellow Tulip Project, which is meant to smash the stigma associated with mental illness, and remind people that even in the darkest places, there really is always hope. This is a message she hopes to spread so no one ever has to feel alone. Learn more about this great organization by visiting their website, and by attending our event.