Donate a blog post day: Matthew Shepard Foundation

No regular post today. Instead, I’m donating my blog post to a non-profit organization — one that I think is worthy of attention from anyone interested in making the world a better place. So here’s my pick for “donate a blog post day.” Please take a look.

This week here in the US, we are celebrating Thanksgiving. I thought it was the perfect time to create a new section of my blog titled “Donate a blog post day.” I’ll be posting these occasionally throughout the year. So here’s my first selection…


The Matthew Shepard Foundation
Seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story.

Even after all this time, I still can’t watch or read about Matthew and not cry. If you’ve never seen the video from the foundation’s site, take a look below. And also, please take a moment to think about what you can do in memory of Matthew. I know not all of us have a lot of money to spare, but you can help in small ways. How about sending out a tweet with a link to the foundation’s site so that others never forget the tragedy of what can happen to people like Matthew? Or adding a link on your website or blog to help spread the foundation’s message? Find out how to get a banner ad for your site here.

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Matthew Shepard Foundation Organizational Video from Matthew Shepard Foundation on Vimeo.

Thanks for taking a minute to read about this important organization. It’s people like you who care who will help make a difference.

Have a great day!
Sloan Parker

2 thoughts on “Donate a blog post day: Matthew Shepard Foundation

  1. Sloan, wow. I remember hearing in the news up here in Edmonton about Matthew’s murder and how horrified I was, and how my heart broke for his family.
    I think of my daughter’s friend Christian and how I’d feel if anything like that were to happen to him; I’d be in shock, and frankly in a rage. How Judy and Dennis could take the high road; they’re amazing people.

    No one deserves to die like that, no one. What Judy and Dennis Shephard are doing is exceptional, life-affirming and holy work. And a beautiful testament to the life of their beloved son, a young man who should never have been mourned this way.

  2. I agree, Kathy. It just breaks my heart to think of his life cut short like that. And his parents have done such a wonderful thing turning his tragedy into a positive movement for change and understanding. They are to be commended, for sure.

    Thanks for taking time to stop by. We need more people in the world like you — who care and want to see everyone treated fairly.

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