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RECENT ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN

Monday, July 14, 2014 – “This campaign has inspired me to be myself, and not be ashamed or afraid to be me, this campaign also helped me come out to my parents. The give me hope campaign has helped a long way , labels used to bring me down and make me feel worthless, now I don’t anymore. This campaign has also helped a lot of other people in many and different ways. I’m giving the give me hope campaign my vote!”

Monday, July 14, 2014 – “I have watched this campaign and the wonderful people involved in it grow and give love and support to people all over the globe.Theyes follow in the footsteps of the late, great Harvey Milk and carry his legacy to future generations. They are love and hope personified! “

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – “David Waters and The Give ’em Hope Campaign gave me back hope when I felt like there was none. My 14 year old niece and her best friend committed suicide together as a result of being bullied and being tormented about their sexual orientation. I’m not clear on how I came across this campaign during that horrible time of my life but I am absolutely clear on knowing that I was welcomed in with open and loving arms. It’s not a campaign solely about being gay or straight; it’s a campaign of love and acceptance and of making every individual understand that it’s okay to be who you are; it’s okay to be you, to be unique, to be different, to embrace yourself and others no matter what. The Give ’em Hope Campaign knows no boundaries; whether gay, straight, black, white, yellow, male female, transgender, old, young or whatever place in the world you come from, the Give ’em Hope Campaign is a common place of acceptance and unconditional love. I have seen many many stories come through this campaign; many of them heartbreaking and many of them so very inspirational. I see a place where anyone and everyone can come together and share and be supported and feel safe and feel worth and love and feel okay again. I have watched this campaign flourish and reach every corner of the globe, bringing people that felt hopeless and unheard and outcast together as a family. David Waters has been the ‘father’ of this campaign, encouraging and loving and holding it together in every way possible. I am an advocate against bullying in any form and I know the work and dedication it takes to keep such a beautiful thing together. David Waters has gone above and beyond to make that and so much more happen for so many people. He is a special soul with an amazing purpose and that has overflowed into this campaign and all of the people ‘family’ that are a part of it. I know that I don’t stand alone when I say that the Give ’em Hope Campaign and David Waters have made the World a more beautiful place to be and that I know it’s only just beginning. If more people in this World could just see humanity through the eyes of this one man and what this Give ’em Hope Campaign and it’s members stand for, fight for and believe in… what a beautiful place it would be! “

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – “Can’t think of a better place for people to get help on-line.”

Sunday, July 13, 2014 – “GIve Em Hope is an amazing campaign. As a young child growing up is hard enough, growing up and feeling different is even worse. That added pressure of knowing that you cannot share your experience with others through fear of what actions they will take if you do. This campaign is groundbreaking. You tell your story about what it was like for you growing up. Youngster and older people around the world can share those stories and see themselves in what people have done and realise that they are not alone. I really wish this campaign was around when I was growing up this would have made my life so much more easier and I would have felt like I didn’t actually waste my teenage years hiding.”

 

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 Please vote for OUR Give ’em Hope Campaign Family for a National Diversity Award – it takes 2 minutes. Being shortlisted or even winning will make a difference to the Campaign’s profile and our ability to support more people.

HAVE YOU VOTED YET? CLICK THE LINK….NOW…GO ON, GO ON, GO ON…

https://nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate/endorse/12593

It’s a fast, four-step process. Your details won’t show on the website so it can all be done anonymously, if that’s a concern.

1. Nominate
2. Nominee details
3. Reasons for Nominating?
4. Your details

This is for all of us and for all those people who come to our family for support and encouragement.

Respect to you.

David Watters

WHAT IS THE GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN?

Stage One – 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.

All of our videos can be found on our youtube channel.

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE CHANNEL CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINK HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee

Stage Two – has included written stories of HOPE from those who have freed themselves from limiting labels and who can now celebrate their individuality.

Write your story or make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXHzwFZ9yuI

SHARE YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON:

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: NBIassociateshttp://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee

NBI WORDPRESS: https://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/

THE NBI ASSOCIATES/ GIVE ‘EM HOPE WEBSITE:

http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html

Stage Three – is the living family support network which flourishes on facebook. Both the group and sister page are staffed by an international team of compassionate administrators, of diverse backgrounds, who provide unrivalled support and guidance.

JOIN THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

COME AND VISIT OUR SISTER PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/GIVEemHOPE

 

 

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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