Sunday, October 12th is Josh Hutcherson’s 22nd birthday! Let’s celebrate by supporting causes near and dear to Josh’s heart. Join us in the 3rd annual Josh Hutcherson “Birthday Bucks” fundraiser for Straight But Not Narrow and/or support the Power On campaign, an initiative to provide LGBTQ youth access to computers and important online resources. This post has all the tools you need to support causes that are important to Josh, the best way to say “Happy Birthday!”
Power On: http://human-i-t.org/ally/
SBNN: "Our goal is for everybody to just be themselves and not define yourself as anything but just being you…Talking to kids in school and reaching out through social media we found to be really effective,” he says. “That’s where the bullying happens the most, where people are molded into who they become when they grow up. Kids are so mean to each other sometimes. You’re figuring out who you are, and you’re insecure about it. Especially if you don’t have a great family life or you’re being influenced by a religion too much, a way to feel better sometimes is to put somebody else down. Our goal is making kids more compassionate and more understanding that people are just people. It’s really about being yourself.” -Josh Hutcherson: OUT Magazine
Founded in 2011, Straight But Not Narrow has quickly become a leading ally organization. With the help of celebrities and other young influencers, SBNN is a 501c3 non-profit charity primarily focused on straight youth & young adults, and strives to positively influence the perception of, and behavior toward, their LGBT peers. http://www.wearesbnn.com @WeAreSBNN
Power On: SBNN co-founder Heather Wilk explained, “Straight But Not Narrow is always looking for new ways to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ community. The opportunity to donate older unused technology is one great way that our amazing supporters can give back.” Technology donated through the campaign will be refurbished by human I-T to provide the latest up-to-date security and open-source technology, and will specifically include resources for LGBTQ youth. Josh Hutcherson, Straight But Not Narrow advocate, says “I’m kicking off the Power On campaign by donating one of my old computers, and it’s awesome to know that it’ll be used to help a young person out there who, before this campaign, wasn’t able to get access to information and resources that could really help them. I’ve always respected the work that The Trevor Project does, and to have an opportunity for Straight But Not Narrow to collaborate with them on a campaign like Power On is exciting.” Those who would like to support the campaign can donate their old laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Please visit human-i-t.org/ally to learn more about Power On and how to donate. human I-T will collect and refurbish all computers free of charge for our Power On computer initiative.
Join us in celebrating Josh by supporting his efforts with Straight But Not Narrow and Power On. Happy 22nd Birthday, Josh!