PIXEL TO PIXEL FOUNDATION
Improving the SL-Lives of People on Disability
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHAT DOES SECOND LIFE MEAN TO YOU?
We all come here for a reason. It's a place to live our fantasies, to escape our cares, explore our creativity, meet people from different cultures, find romance, or roleplay fantastic worlds both dystopian and utopian.
But for some members of our community, Second Life offers something truly unique: a chance to thrive. For people with disabilities, SL can be a lifeline. Second Life offers unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to exist in a world where their disability isn't a hindrance, where they can choose to make it not be the first thing that others see, where it is something others don't see at all. Second Life provides the ability to log in from home, make connections with people all over the world and build up (or rebuild) a new more confident self, often with improved life and social skills in the real world. Indeed, SL gives these individuals a place to be known for their ABILITIES.
WHAT DOES PIXEL TO PIXEL FOUNDATION DO?
The Pixel To Pixel Foundation's mission is to provide support for individuals on disability who are members of the SL community. The foundation provides a financial stipend to those who qualify, as well as other supports. The stipend enables people with drastically limited means to do things that many enjoy in SL without giving it a second thought -- have a home, buy some clothing or furniture, or simply taking snapshots or uploading textures.
HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP
We rely on a steady stream of donations to provide the stipends on a weekly basis. The math is very simple. The more we can fund raise, the more people who can receive assistance. There is a waiting list of people that you can help us to assist. Any donation helps, whether it is large or small, a one-time donation, or something you feel called to do on a regular basis.
You can help make this happen for people in Second Life who are on disability. You can become a part of that enabled or re-enabled ability to thrive. By donating to the Pixel To Pixel Foundation, you are helping people to stay in Second Life, and to better enjoy the full range of opportunities that it can give them.
Drop by the P2P Foundation office and make a donation at the kiosk:
P2P Foundation office
Or, visit any of our sponsoring locations:
Or, you can send the funds directly to Pixel Falconer, the foundation's financial manager:
We also have Fundraiser Kits for people with a shop, club, or venue who may want to place a P2P Donation Kiosk at their location. For individual donors who wish to give on a more sustained basis, we also have a P2P Personal Giving Box Kit to make it easy and convenient. These kits are available for free at the P2P Foundation office.
However you choose to donate, we thank you on behalf of our clients and ourselves. It's a beautiful thing you're doing, and it makes a real difference.
Thank you, everyone!
Jadyn Firehawk, Founder
Pixel To Pixel Foundation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: Founded in 2009, the Pixel To Pixel Foundation helps people on disability by providing modest, weekly Linden-dollar stipends to improve the quality of their Second Life experience.
For more information:
Contact: Jadyn Firehawk
Special thanks to:
Sandi Glas - Clairehaven Estates
Ivy Lane - Kittycats at The Lane
Zanara Zenovka - ArtiZan Creative Solutions
From a P2P Stipend Recipient:
"I want to thank P2P and those who have donated to the group. I have a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and I live on Social Security Disability as I am unable to work. The P2P Foundation with its weekly stipend has enabled me to enjoy Second Life as I would not be able to without the help. The stipend has helped me tremendously. It helps me to pay the rental for a small home, and has enabled me to buy clothes and other needs that I would not otherwise be able to afford. I want to give my sincere gratitude to the Pixel To Pixel Foundation and those who have donated to P2P over the years. Your help has made my Second Life be an "enabled," normal Second Life."