We believe in celebrating everything that makes our Levsters the unique, talented, experts they are. That’s why we established OneLev and our Lev affinity groups — to provide a safe space for people to come together and share their experiences, to create solutions to particular issues, and to drive change.
In honor of four of Lev’s affinity groups — Lev Gives Back, Black Levsters Matter, Lev Ladies, and Lev Pride — $100 from each Ultraviolet registration purchased will be donated to a nonprofit selected by each affinity group (highlighted below). When you purchase a ticket to Ultraviolet, you are not only investing in yourself, but also in a cause you would like to support.
Below you can learn a little about the amazing nonprofits our affinity groups have chosen.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Sponsored by Lev Gives Back
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, and creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
- Funding scientific research
- Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
- Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
- Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission
BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)
Sponsored by Black Levsters Matter
BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
Their mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing, and they do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
I Support the Girls
Sponsored by Lev Ladies
I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.
They believe that every person, regardless of their circumstances, is worthy of honor and respect, and that starts with providing basic necessities for those who lack access or can’t afford it.
The Trevor Project
Sponsored by Lev Pride
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. It as founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR.
They provide many resources including a Lifeguard Workshop which is a free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources to help identify the warning signs of crisis or suicide, and also a TrevorLifeline phone, text, and chat number that provides trained counselors 24/7 to support a young person in crisis or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk.