NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 20, 2017) -- Keith Edmonds from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee suffered the unthinkable. He was only 14-months old when his abuser held his face down to an electric heater scarring him forever. This traumatic event would soon become a contributing factor to Edmonds' world spinning out of control, but eventually through strength and determination, he would transform an unimaginable life of pain and scars into a life of purpose.
Today, Edmonds is the founder of the Keith Edmonds Foundation which is dedicated to empowering child abuse victims and helping them find the confidence to become survivors.
On Tuesday, November 28 Edmonds will be on the roof of Active Life Chiropractic in Mt. Juliet beginning at 5 a.m. to kick-off the Keith Edmonds Foundation’s Love Equals Time Giving Tuesday campaign. “Go big or go home, right?!” say Edmonds. “If you know me, you know I hate the cold, so let’s make it a short stay and help us reach our goal of $2,000 for the children we serve through our foundation.”
Last week in the People.com story, Edmonds talked about launching his non-profit foundation in 2016 and how he’s been empowering young abuse victims for the past five years . He believes in the power of mentorship and staying constant in the lives of young people who have experienced their own versions of abuse.
Please consider giving this year for #GivingTuesday to the Keith Edmonds Foundation's#LoveEqualsTime -- this will be their campaign hashtag along with #givingtuesday. Edmonds states, "We are dedicated to empowering child abuse victims to transition from victim to survivor to THRIVER, and with your help TOGETHER we CAN make a difference!"
Who: Keith Edmonds, Survivor & Director of Keith Edmonds Foundation
What: #GivingTuesday #LoveEqualsTime
Where: ROOF TOP at Active Life Chiropractic, 12920 Lebanon Rd, Mt Juliet, TN 37122
When: Tuesday, November 28 #GivingTuesday
Why: Because donations for the Keith Edmonds Foundation will help with the following:
- $25.00 provides snacks for the children at a monthly Confident Community Gathering.
- $50.00 provides a back back and school supplies for a child currently going through hard times
- $75.00 provides shoes and back to school items for a child in need.
- $125.00 will send a child to the 3-day Camp Confidence at Cumberland University
- $250.00 will sponsor a monthly Confident Community gathering or outing for the children going through hard times in our program.