We Think Avner Can
Support Avner's Campaign while helping homeless youth
My challenge will be to sort, classify, file, store, use, donate or discard the accumulated amount of avnerobilia in the bowels of my home, in San Francisco. My goal is to be motivated through your support and donations to my campaign. The more you donate, the deeper I shall delve into the project. The progress will be posted through photos of my experience of dealing with this un bearabley difficult and sloppy project. Please consider donating today and/or signing up for a monthly donation of 2, 4 , 6 or even 12 payments. The success I achieve will be offered through posted photos of the progress I am making. Through the process, I hope to discover who I was, what I am and where I'm going. Small and simple goals; the whowhatwhere of Avner. I can't wait to get started with the before photos and records posted with the plan and timeline for the challenge with maintenance on the site chronicling the progression. The story behind the story, details, explananations, justification shocking photographs attesting to the urgent need for this challenge to be a success, will be shown on my web page. The before photos of the city house garage and storage areas as well as areas in the house itself are up. These are scary but not as bad as in real life. Something akin to the Running With Scissors movie set house. With every day that passes, photos will be collected of progress for weekly updates on findings, discoveries, donations, re-gifting, art collection. A lofty goal is the creation of the bayview's best garage/living room/art gallery/laundry.Other benefits which will be tracked are the greening/finishing of garage, storage, laundry areas, garage ceiling insulation project and many more interesting ideas which can turn the tracking of this challenge into a home and garden tv series of sorts. Success will be achieved with a total of $10K pledged by my supporters. I look forward to the final posting of photos exhibiting the exhilirating results of the hard work.
I chose this goal because
I chose this goal because one of the biggest hurdles in my life, preventing me from being the ultimate Avner has been my issues with . . . hoarding.
This is something that is partially genetic, partially lethargia and mostly denial. A very personal issue and set in the middle of the road I'm taking, blocking my way. At the end of the day I am not looking for blame, just explanation, understanding and resolution. My mother was a chronic and classic hoarding case and I'm heading that way unless I change my ways.
I'm helping because
I'm helping because... last year I was inspired to come out of my shell and share with the world the rich beauty of song I store inside. It was a personal and valiant effort to sing in public again; for ATC. There was a first blossoming in my life which took place when I sang as a teenager in High School. From being a sick asthmatic child in Tel Aviv, I was singing on the stage of an American High School. The irony was that with the act of breathing, that which was nearly impossible to do, became entertainment and a source of joy in my existence. I toured Denver middle schools with our little Tevye The Milkman one act and we inspired kids to believe in themselves, in their dreams, respect tradition and their elders. I sang again last year, 40 years later, just for ATC because it was a challenge tied to rewards. Rewards to my friends for stunningly discovering a side of me no one knew and rewards to At The Crossroads in the form of new donations. The work done on the streets of San Francisco by the staff of ATC astounds me and brings peace to my mind, as I fall asleep every night. We well know that in our great American city and others like ours, mostly American teens and young adults are off the path, alone and in need. ATC meets these people one on one at their point of need. The work done to make each person feel less alone is miraculous. By helping ATC meet and exceed it's annual budget you are saying yes to kindness and love and no to loneliness and desperation. Your donation helps care for and point the way for our precious clients who are . . . At The Crossroads !
About At The Crossroads
ATC walks the streets of San Francisco, reaching out to homeless youth and young adults on their turf. We work with young people who others have given up on, who would not get help without us. Since we started 17 years ago, we have worked with more than 7,000 youth, helping them build outstanding lives.