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First, I'd like to Thank You for taking time to visit my Dreams.

My name is Brittany Anderson and I am 31 years young. I have been battling addiction my entire life. By no ones fault and decisions but my own, I have witnessed the very depths of Hell. I've always said that for me to be able to make it to the top, I had to see the bottom, and I believe that I have. I recently witnessed first hand how mighty the spirit of God really is and I want to share with the world the amazing things he has shown me. I believe God has used me as a vessel and I would go through all the pain and suffering a million times over, if I knew it would lead me to where I am today. Knowing what I know and using my past experiences, knowledge and wisdom, I want to build "Choose Life Center."

At the "Choose Life Center" there will be a multitude of assistance such as but not limited too:
Shelter
Counseling
Food (Meals and Food Bank)
Guidance
Compassion
Clothing
Resources
and most importantly LOVE...

It will be a facility for children and young adults, ages 0-25. It will be a place where "Our Future" are able to come when they feel that they have no where else to go or feel they are unwanted. A place where they won't feel like they are being judged or bombarded with questions about why they are making the decisions that they are. Sometimes, especially in my case, I never knew those answers. People would always try to pull an answer out of me when I didn't even know the answer myself, often making me feel misunderstood and making me want to run even harder. At "Choose Life" they can know without a doubt that no matter what, they don't have to run anymore. They will be accepted just as they are, no questioned asked. If they choose to want more than just shelter and a meal, I want to be able to provide my compassion for helping others to all of those who seek it. Finally, our children will have a place where they can be safe from our often cruel society, where they too can chase their dreams.

From as far back as I can remember the only thing that ever truly made me happy was making others happy. I often put others before myself and majority of the time the end result would be that I forgot who I was. Along the way, I lost me and to kill the pain that I felt inside that made me so confused, I turned to drugs time and time again. I guess the drugs were my only friend, when I couldn't even be my own. I started using drugs when I was 15 years old. It felt good to numb the confusion of reality. At least with my "friend" I felt I had a place I belonged. After a while, it was all I knew. There would be times I would nearly climb out of the hole I dug, only to fall again 10 times harder. I thought I could do it all on my own. At least that way I wouldn't have to explain myself, only to be criticized. I have been to different treatment facilities including a rehab. I thought each time I was ready to change my life, but each time I would slip and fall right back in that hole of addiction. This last time, my choices nearly took my life. Prior to this last incident I was working for a subcontractor for the city, had stopped running from my past and chose to be responsible for my life. I was doing so well but something was still missing. I still wanted to give all of me away. I made a few bad decisions and within a week, lost all I had been working towards. I guess you can literally say in the blink of an eye. When I was clear minded once again, I was sitting in jail facing up to 15 years in prison. However, in the most hopeless place on earth, I found hope and peace. I found myself. I know now, that I must love myself first and foremost before I can give what I have away. Everything has to fall apart before it can fall back together. I know that my life has lead me where I am today for many reasons. I am strong and compassionate and able to do anything my heart and mind desires. I can use my past and the love I have for others in a positive perspective. Even if I only change one person's life, my purpose in life will have been achieved.

Donations will go towards:
Trademarking the name and concept "Choose Life Center"
Flyers to request funding
Licenses and Insurance
Obtaining a Lawyer
A small office space until my idea grows into all I pray it will be and once it does, the building itself.

I don't know exactly where to start, but we have to start somewhere right? The first step in making a dream come true is to wake up. I'm fully awake for the first time in my life~

Thank you for the time you have spent with me and my thoughts. I hope and pray you see my heart for what it truly is. I believe with all my soul that I can make a difference in this world even if it's just a small one. One day at a time. Also, if you have any ideas that would be beneficial for marketing, trademarking or the facility itself I would love to hear them and would be grateful of your assistance.

Help me further my dreams. Help me to make them a reality. Help me help "Our Future."

Will you believe in me as much as I do?

Sincerely yours,
Brittany Anderson
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