Who we are
We are Tyler & Aubrielle Robinson and we'd like to tell you about a dream we’ve had, that compelled us and a few of our friends to start a non-profit organization we chose to call Never to Forever.
Our mission is to look for and support the needs of those diseases, disabilities, problems, and causes yet to be met. Through awareness education, fundraising, and special events, our goal is to offer a means of encouragement and partnership to those who are often overlooked by the larger, mainstream philanthropic community. We want to be part of the solution to their struggles, to impact them in a way that brings hope, because no one should face the unexpected alone. We want the hopeless feeling of "Never" to be replaced with a vision of “Forever”.
It all started with a loss
This past spring I lost a dear friend to suicide. It was a devastating loss, not just for those who knew Jake, but because you ask yourself, "Could I have done more?"
Actually, that same week two other young people in our community took their own lives as well. You have to stop and really think about that. We are not a large community. We are generally pretty close-knit. But what about those on the fringes? What about those who "look" like they have it all together, but are lost on the inside? What causes such desperation in a young person (or old person for that matter) that makes them conclude that life would be better if they were gone?
It is with these thoughts in mind that we at Never to Forever decided to hold a fundraising event focused on suicide awareness and prevention. We are partnering with MAD-HOPE, an organization focused on suicide prevention and awareness in our county schools as well as Beacon for Life - an organization committed to addiction and mental health intervention and awareness Both organizations are local, Whatcom County based non-profits. It is our hope to raise enough money to bring a successful mental health and suicide awareness & prevention program into our local schools and open the dialog with our kids, their families, and our community.
Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it might change the world for one person.
March 16, 2019 - Dinner Auction Fundraiser - Mt Baker Rotary Building in Lynden
Join us for a Dinner Auction on March 16th, 2019, at the Rotary Building at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden to support M.A.D.H.O.P.E and BEACON FOR LIFE. There will be a fine meal of Prime Rib and Salmon, we will enjoy community fellowship, and will learn what we can do to be a part of the solution for those in need of help. For more information about this event select the buttons below.
To make a Donation, order Dinner Tickets, or set up a sponsorship, Select the appropriate button above and you will be directed to our on-line giving app. Enter your information, then next to the “Give To” section is a drop-down option to select where you want the funds to be directed (Donation, Tickets, Sponsorship, General Fund) Make your selection here. Dinner Tickets are $40 each so enter the total amount of money for the number of tickets you want to purchase (IE: 3 tickets ordered will have an amount of $120.00). If you select “Cover the Fee” Never to Forever will not have to pay extra fees for online payments and more of your money will go to helping others!
It is our hope that the importance of this kind of education and intervention will resonate with you. We hope that you and others like you will join us in our efforts as we host this event, as well as future events that focus on the needs and causes that affect our community. We have been so blessed and want to be part of a support system that gives to something bigger than ourselves. We hope this idea resonates with you and that you will want to join with us at Never to Forever!
Tyler Robinson, President