In March 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out across the U.S. we reconnected with Amy Wolff, the founder of the Don’t Give Up Signs Movement out of Oregon (www.dontgiveupsigns.com), and ordered 40 yard signs with positive messages to help encourage others.
We thought maybe just a few friends would put them up, and perhaps we could beg a few neighbors, but to our surprise the community was craving to hold on to hope and before we knew it, it was the beginning of May 2020. We had placed over 300 signs in 6 surrounding Central PA counties and received over $2,800 in donations to help keep the message going.
We made the process simple and no contact during a time when panic was widespread. Through organic social media people learned that they could text us with "Drop sign here and 'X' address." Chronically Strong then delivered the sign and put in their yard. Soon after, people started donating to cover the cost of their sign ($7) and often much more.
Through sharing Katie’s story, we learned of many other stories similar to hers, and heard the pain of those who have lost someone they loved to suicide or who experienced depression themselves.
The initial sign project was so successful that we plan to do this again and again. PLUS if you are in Central PA and could benefit from a positive sign now, just fill out the form below.Don't Give Up Sign Order