HOLDEN was founded on the promise and conviction that we are a wedding ring company for all couples. We’ve heard heartbreaking stories from LGBTQ couples that they’ve been made to feel unwelcome or judged while wedding ring shopping, so we created HOLDEN to ensure that everyone feels that their love is seen and cherished. It’s our greatest pleasure to be there with our couples while they celebrate the love they’ve found with their partners.
We’re fortunate to be in an industry focused primarily on times of elation and joy. That being said, we believe it’s our responsibility to support those who feel alone, particularly young people with nobody to turn to. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. Through our work with The Trevor Project, we hope to provide LGBTQ youth with the opportunity to grow up with the love and support that we’ve seen so many HOLDEN couples celebrate at their weddings. We will be donating 1% of sales to the organization, with a minimum annual donation of $25,000. The funds contributed by HOLDEN will go towards supporting Trevor’s meaningful work.
Some information directly from the organization: “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth are more than 4x more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. Youth from highly rejecting families are 8x more likely to attempt suicide. Nearly half of all trans people have made a suicide attempt. Trevor provides the much-needed support that helps decrease LGBTQ youth’s risk of suicide.” According to important research done by the organization, LGBTQ youth who report having at least one accepting adult were 40% less likely to report a suicide attempt in the past year.
The Trevor Project accomplishes its goals through four branches of the organization: crisis counseling for LGBTQ young people considering suicide, community building through resources for LGBTQ young people, education for LGBTQ youth and the adults who interact with them, and advocacy for laws and policies that will reduce the risk of suicide among LGBTQ teens. We strongly believe in Trevor’s mission, and we’re thrilled to donate proceeds from every ring sold to help their mission.
We’re particularly appreciative of the support The Trevor Project has been providing LGBTQ youth throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as many of these young people may not have anyone they feel comfortable or safe turning to in person because of social distancing measures. They need the support of Trevor’s volunteers more than ever during this challenging time. Trevor has moved its entire support team remote for the first time ever in order to continue providing uninterrupted service to anyone who needs it.
We’re excited to support this special organization and the extremely important work they do. To learn more about The Trevor Project or to donate directly, please check out The Trevor Project website.
If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, contact The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. Counseling is also available 24/7 via chat every day at TheTrevorProject.org/Help, or by texting 678-678.
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