In June 2016 the sisters of MSU selected To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) as their new 5 year philanthropy. “To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.”
It started with a story.
Founder, Jamie Tworkowski, didn’t set out to start a nonprofit organization. All he wanted to do was help a friend and tell her story. When Jamie met Renee Yohe, she was struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts. He wrote about the five days he spent with her before she entered a treatment center, and he sold T-shirts to help cover the cost. When she entered treatment, he posted the story on MySpace to give it a home. The name of the story was “To Write Love on Her Arms.” Read the original story.
Through this new partnership the sisters of MSU hope to be able to encourage one another to have open dialogue about topics that have historically been filled with shame, fear and negative stigma.
For more information on To Write Love On Her Arms and how to get involved visit: https://twloha.com.