A letter from Sarah White, President of the Board of Directors
As I reflect on these past 7 months of board service, I am truly proud of our accomplishments as an organization, and I am honored to be working with an Executive Director and Board of Directors so dedicated to opening up conversations surrounding abortion. With full force, our team has taken on the critical work of rebuilding Exhale through organizational transitions and a challenging time in our country, with limited resources.
In the brief time that I’ve served Exhale as President, we’ve gone completely virtual so our programming can engage even more communities in the abortion conversation. We’ve hosted webinars with male partners, Christian clergy, and lay leaders; we’ve run compassion-centered Instagram campaigns, in-person gatherings, collected positive messages from our community to share with clinics in CA & MA, and hosted our first abortion story-telling event in Boston — all the while continuing to support our talkline and preparing to launch our first after-abortion textline (stay tuned for more information).
Here’s the thing: We told you last year that we needed to stabilize funding for the talkline and, with our new board and your help, we’ve done that through 2020. Now, we are turning our attention to achieving sustainability for Exhale as an organization.
I believe in transparency so I am going to tell you directly: To keep Exhale running beyond 2020 (and with it the talk/text line and related pro-voice programming), we need to raise $60,000 by the end of 2019. Over the next few months you will be hearing more from us as we enlist your support to keep this unique organization and resource in existence for all those who need it.
If you believe in Exhale or our pro-voice approach to abortion, there are a number of ways you can show your support for Exhale:
- You can sign up to make a monthly recurring donation.
- You can make a one-time donation.
- You can sign up to help us fundraise towards our $60,000 goal. We’ll provide tons of support and all the tools you need. Questions? Email us and let’s talk.
- You can sign up to help us get the word out with posters and flyers. We’ll provide you PDFs that you can print out and put up around your community to let people know about our free, anonymous after-abortion support services.
Thank you for your continued support to Exhale. I welcome the opportunity to hear from you as valued members of our community.
Thank you for all you do for Exhale,
President, Board of Directors