Spread The Love Foundation
Promoting honest dialogue about suicide, addiction, and mental health.
A Message From Our Founder
“People always ask why. Why would a kid kill themselves? Why, when they had so much going for them? Why, when they were so young?
Well, I’m here to tell you there is no answer to that. Suicide is not rational. There is no simple explanation.
We shouldn’t be asking why. We should be asking how. How can we make a change? How can we, as a community, prevent this from happening again? How can we talk to our children about this taboo subject? How can we get our schools involved?
This is a grassroots movement to educate children on how to live in the 21st century.”
– Carolyn Coburn, Director of Spread the Love Foundation
The Spread the Love Foundation strives to prevent teen suicide by educating students and adults on mental illness, which is the root cause of both suicide and addiction.
Spread the Love Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All proceeds go towards community outreach, Mental Health First Aid training,
and school programming.
Samantha Coburn tragically took her life on August 14, 2014, at the age of 19. Spread the Love was founded by her mother, Carolyn and her sister, Megan, in order to prevent other families from the horror of losing a loved one to suicide.
This video was taken less than two weeks prior to Samatha Coburn’s suicide. Loving, caring, and kind, Sami exhibited exceptional qualities. Sami is loved and missed by many, but through this program, her spirit lives on.
About Spread The Love
The purpose of the Spread the Love Foundation is to make a lasting impact. Our goal is to make a change that will not only identify the needs of our youth and increase awareness about mental illness, addiction and suicide.
By supporting us, you are a stakeholder in our future and the future of our children and helping to reduce the terrible tragedy that many families have to endure; the horror of losing a child to suicide or overdose.
We’ve Raised Over $100,000
Thanks to your support, the Spread The Love foundation has created programs, delivered symposiums and trained teachers and students in schools throughout South Jersey.
Spread the Love Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The funds that we raise are used to create community outreach, Mental Health First Aid training and school programming.
Support Spread The Love Foundation
Every little bit counts. All proceeds will go towards community outreach, Mental Health First Aid training and school programming.
Providing Mental Health Tools For Teachers and Students
Mental illness is so difficult to diagnose in children because they don’t have the words to express what they’re going through.
Even if they do attempt to communicate what they are feeling, adults often times view them as overly dramatic or attention-seeking.
However, our youth need attention now more than ever. Spread the Love has programs to bring to your school and community in order to raise awareness surrounding mental illness.
News & Events
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Oakcrest High School
Join Spread the Love Foundation for its fifth annual Spread The Love Luau, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Laguna Grill and Rum Bar, 1400 Ocean Ave. Brigantine. Enjoy a dinner buffet, live music and a basket auction. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 years...
Golf Tournament June 21, 2019: 12:30 - 10 pm Ramblewood Country Club Rabmlewood, NJ $60 golf only, $40 dinner only, $100 golf and dinner Purchase tickets here
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Spread the Love Foundation Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Checks can be made payable to Spread the Love Foundation.