Saturday, April 12, 2014 – “This is a unique campaign which aims to eradicate limiting labels through the use of social media tools. The campaign began on facebook and youtube and now covers all social media and has many strands to offer support and validation to anyone who may feel marginalised. The Give ’em Hope Campaign is an inclusive and inspirational celebration of diversity; an online video initiative to encourage and uplift those who feel marginalised, isolated or limited by labels. We exist to bring hope to those who need it most and do so by sharing our stories. The campaign was founded by David E Watters in early 2011 and has grown, with the support of numerous international cheerleaders and proactive participants. YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee This quiet, unassuming campaign has positively changed numerous lives across the globe.”
Monday, April 21, 2014 – “I have known of the Give’em Hope Campaign since David Watters started this organization in 2011. David has inspired many people and encouraged them to not let labels define them. He is a positive force for those struggling with feeling limited by labels. He gives others hope and we need that in this crazy world of ours. My vote is for the Give’em Hope Campaign because of the reasons I stated above and more. I am also an LGBT ally and advocate. I feel this organization deserves recognition as it has helped so many people. Thank you. “
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – “Give Em Hope reaches out to all the “us-es,” as Harvey Milk would say. It offers an online home for people of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, disabilities…whoever you are is welcome, and acceptance saves lives.”
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – “One of the best groups I belong to on Facebook, existing for the best of all reasons – because the founder and all members truly believe in the reasons for its creation – that all human beings are truly equal and should treated as such.”
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – “Diversity is important to society, offering multiple approaches to problems.”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – “David Watters and the Give ’em Hope Campaign have been life lines for us as we have navigated becoming public. My spouse transitioned FtM 42 years ago and has been an ordained United Methodist Clergy for 32 of those years. We have needed and continue to need, the solidarity/interdependence and HOPE that this site has offered, as the powers that be would try to silence us. I am married to Rev. David E. Weekley: http://www.shermanswilderness.orgHope you give ’em the award:)”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – “A great cause.”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – “they do a great job”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – “I believe strongly in the purpose and approach of this group! “
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “The work that Give ’em Hope does is vital to young people all over the world. David’s work can be seen and felt in every young person who finds the strength to live as they are. He is a mentor to many, and an inspiration to anyone who has every met him.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “It’s just a great page that welcome’s you know judgments it gives you people who you can be yourself with >”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “This organisation is operating beyond borders and offering hope and inspiration to individuals all over the world. It offers a forum for those who may feel alone to get a sense of belonging without losing their individuality. It celebrates diversity in all its proclivities. I love that! “
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “does great work”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “I joined this group when it first began and have found it’s members to be really caring people, who will do whatever they can to help those who need help and search for and bring back whatever information they can find to help. (For more info on why I’m voting for this group, read David’s explanation of the group, below.) As interesting as some of the groups are, I find none of them to be as helpful as this one.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “I am voting because of the outstanding service that this organization contributes to the world as a whole.It would be a travesty if they did not get this recognition that they truly merit. “
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “This project is very inspirational to LGBT. The mass media don’t show enough positive role models, especially LGBT. It was therefore very apt and necessary that someone should go all out to film and collect the stories of those who have stood up for their right to love who they want in the face of adversity. The stories provide solace and identification to the LGBT who are still struggling with their sexuality and/or with the oppression around them.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “This is such a valuable organisation which is making a real difference both online and in the community. The resources online are powerful and save lives. Everyone needs a little hope and David Watters reaches out to some of those most isolated .”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – “Aunique campaign which aims to eradicate limiting labels through the use of social media tools. The campaign all social media and has many strands to offer support and validation to anyone who may feel marginalised. An inspirational celebration of diversity. Real people sharing their stories…”
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “Most social and hopeful community i know.Gives hope and the feeling, to be part of a family.”
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “This is a great where people have wide open minds and great listeners. I feel safe every time I post comment or concern on Group. It welcomes everyone and forgives them. I do not know a lot of Campaign that are heartwarming and generous as they are. They help me find myself and understand sexuality and words that are unknown to me like transgender, transsexual, etc. I hope everyone who enters this campaign enjoys it as much as I do”
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “Every body needs hope for what ever reason . The Give em hope campaign does just that. It breaks down barriers and goes a long way to putting an end to negative lables . Since its early days its been an inspirational tool to many in all walks of life and continues to be “
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “The Give ‘Em Hope Campaign does phenomenal work for marginalized populations. In today’s society, labels have power. They have the power to empower, but they also have the power to destroy. More often than not, it’s the negative side of labels that leads to tragic events like teen suicide and homelessness, and that is just not acceptable. To have a campaign in place to show these individuals that who they are is to be embraced and worthy of acceptance and acknowledgement means the possibility of saving lives. And as the great Mr. Milk said, “You gotta give them hope.” “
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “I have been a member of Give ’em Hope ever since it started, and alot of people on here had done nothing but supported me on my decisions, and have love and accepted me for who I am. Despite my autism, anxiety, and a long medical and mental health history, this campaign has helped me strive for the best in life.”
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “I really would like to help GIVE’EM HOPE. I have always like the word HOPE OR DREAMS.”
Monday, April 14, 2014 – “This campaign is well focused and should be supported by all. “
Sunday, April 13, 2014 – “The main reason I am voting is that this campaign needs more people to be aware of it. From it’s early days on YouTube, the campaign has been wonderful in giving people reassurance and support from real people with real stories. It’s so precious for the individuals involved who have shared their stories, and a source of guidance and reassurance for others who feel they are alone. The tireless work of David and his associates and their bravery in continuing to offer emotional ballast in stormy times is indispensable and needs the recognition it deserves.”
Sunday, April 13, 2014 – “This site shows love and concern for people from all walks of life. I believe this site saves lives.”
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The National Diversity Awards in association with Microsoft has quickly evolved into the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards ceremony, gaining support from celebrities and top employers such as Lloyds Banking Group, MI5, Sky, PwC and the Financial Ombudsman Service.
A collection of some of Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people gather each year to honour the rich tapestry of our nation. The prestigious black tie event, hosted by Brian Dowling and Cerrie Burnell, showcases the extraordinary work of those who have demonstrated their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion.
So, if you wish to nominate us for any of these awards or wish to put forward an individual or our campaign, I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.
Nominations are open until July 18th.
Enter Give ‘em Hope Campaign and tell them why we deserve to win an award. Here is what the campaign is all about: http://youtu.be/A28skAO0AQ8
If you’d like to also nominate us, please input the following information when requested.
Organisation: Give ‘em Hope Campaign
The statement you may tailor to your own words may include such comments as: The campaign began on facebook and youtube and now covers all social media and has many strands to offer support and validation to anyone who may feel marginalised. The Give ‘em Hope Campaign is an inclusive and inspirational celebration of diversity; an online video initiative to encourage and uplift those who feel marginalised, isolated or limited by labels. We exist to bring hope to those who need it most and do so by sharing our stories. The campaign was founded by David E Watters in early 2011 and has grown, with the support of numerous international cheerleaders and proactive participants.
This quiet, unassuming campaign has positively changed numerous lives across the globe.
Let’s raise our profile so that we can support even more people across the world.