This month, our GoRock.com community of rock painters will be painting rocks toward a donation to the charity, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Each time our community paints 1000 rocks, GoRock will donate $25 to help NAMI raise awareness and provide support and education about mental health.
Learn more about GoRock's Rock It Forward program.
Why we chose this charity
Each month, our GoRock.com rock painting community has a chance to vote for which charity they would like to support. For the month of June, our community selected National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
During the month of June, every time our community reaches our goal of painted rocks, GoRock will make a a $25 donation to NAMI. And, when rock finders find our members' rocks, they will also have an opportunity to make a donation to NAMI. Last month, we had over 150 rock finders reach out and ask us for information about how they, too, could make a donation to charity — because they wanted to pay forward the smile our rock painters gave them when they found a painted rock.
Join our GoRock community to paint rocks and participate in Rock It Forward.
About the charity: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
According to NAMI's website:
NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work:
We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.
GoRock is a global community of rock painters. We paint rocks, place them out to be found, and then watch as they spread kindness and happiness to those that find them.
GoRock.com was started by a family in Northeast Ohio who loves painting rocks. They knew their rocks were out there spreading kindness and were curious where their rocks traveled. They created GoRock.com as a way to visualize all the kindness by showing on a map where painted rocks travel and providing a way for rock finders to share their photos and stories about how finding a painted rock made them smile. Learn more about our story.
GoRock serves as a champion for spreading kindness and paying it forward.