Hi! We need your support, and there are many ways to help!
Not everyone can afford to contribute money, and that's okay! Your presence is a tremendous gift.
Other Lives lives and dies by the motto: "If it is inaccessible to the poor, it is neither radical nor revolutionary." The forum and our online publication will always be free for survivors and their loved ones.
Here are some ways you can support Other Lives' mission:
1) Monthly support
The biggest thing we are looking for right now is stability so that we can make solid plans to develop the organization and fund our projects.
For this reason, I set up a campaign on Patreon, which is not time-bound and allows donors to commit to a monthly donation.
Crowd-funding is not our forever plan, but it is necessary right now. So you know, Patreon takes a 5% cut to keep the lights on, and then there are credit card processing fees that can add up to another 2.9%, so we won't get every dollar that you donate. For numerous reasons, this arrangement is not ideal, but, every little bit helps and you will get gifts from me in return.
If you can help out that way, you can do it here: https://www.patreon.com/otherlives
2) One-time donations
If you would like to make a one-time donation, you can do it via Venmo (www.venmo.com/otherlives) or Paypal (www.paypal.me/jking443). If you use Paypal, please be sure to send it as "friends and family" so Paypal doesn't take 2.9% off the top.
If there is some other way you'd like to donate, please contact me, and we'll figure it out!
3) Visit our Store
We opened an online store! Visit us there and check out what's new.
4) Subscribe to our Email List
If you want writing from me sent directly to your inbox, please subscribe to the email list!
5) Use our Amazon affiliate links
You can also use our affiliate links on the resource page the next time you buy from Amazon. If you buy anything through one of those links within 24 hours of opening it, we will get a small percentage of what you paid at no cost to you. Other Lives supports small businesses over international conglomerates whenever we have the chance, but if you use Amazon already, this is one small way you can help support our mission.
6) Contribute your KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM to the forum and resource list
Please join us on the forum and help us build the resource list. Share your perspective. We want to hear what you've learned as you've navigated this. Sharing what you know is a tremendous way to help that is worth more than gold.
7) Spread the word or Volunteer to help behind the scenes
Ultimately, we are nothing with you. Other Lives doesn't exist without community. If you find value in this, tell others about it. Share things on social media. Point people to the forum. We exist to provide support and advocacy for folks who struggled (or are struggling) like we did.
If you have some area of expertise that you think might be relevant, please email me and we'll figure out how to put it to use.