What is Encouragemint?

Encouragemint is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that provides emotional support and encouragement along with certain practical forms of support as well.

We have an online community that provides emotional encouragement and support in our forums. These forums are currently down due to technical difficulties. We hope to identify and fix the problem soon.

We also have educational information about various emotional issues and mental health diagnoses as well as resources such as contact information for hotlines and referral services.

Periodically we also conduct Encouragemint Projects, which are local, in-person efforts where we highlight a particular cause, individual, or family and come together as a community to make a tangible impact.

Finally, sometimes you just need to take in something light or encouraging. The articles section of our website has a list of positive news stories, along with some unusual news stories, and some other useful information.

Welcome to the site. We're glad you're here!

Important Update

Encouragemint is pleased to announce that after a year of waiting we have just been approved by the IRS as an officially recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.

This means that contributions, donations, and gifts made to Encouragemint are tax-deductible under the Internal Revenue Code. Please see your tax advisor for details.

We Need Your Help!

Encouragemint is now an officially recognized nonprofit organization with a number of goals, but unfortunately limited means. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new, up and coming nonprofit. If you can help with any of the following, please contact us. Click below for more details:

  1. Grantwriting/Fundraising
  2. Writing Webpages
Words of Encouragemint
Taking Things One Step at a Time

We all want to make progress in our lives, but waiting for things to happen can be one of the hardest parts. It's only natural to look towards those around you and draw comparisons. Why can't that happen to me? How did she get that great break? I deserve to have what he has. These thoughts are both common and normal. But that doesn't mean that they'll get you anywhere.

Put another way, it's okay to feel down. It's okay to wish things were different in your life. But instead of allowing those feelings to pull you down into a pit of depression, use them to inspire and move you forward.

If your coworker got a promotion, instead of wallowing in the fact that you didn't get promoted, ask yourself what your coworker did. Go up and congratulate her. Then engage her in a conversation about how she was able to work her way up and how you might follow in her footsteps. Think of her actions as a road map for you to follow. If you'll act and behave in a similar manner, you'll improve your odds of having a similar outcome.

Don't expect change to happen overnight, but start taking the steps you need to take to create a brighter future today. Imagine yourself ten years from now looking back to this very moment. Where do you hope your future self is in life? Are you in the same place then as you are now or have things changed? What would your future self tell your present self? Keep waiting or get a move on?!

If you knew that there was a literal road ahead of you that extended forward 200 miles and at the end of that road was the man or woman of your dreams, a blank check that you could deposit to wipe away all of your debt, or the deed to your dream house... wouldn't you be motivated to start moving towards it?

A young child walking down a long path.

What if you knew that the road was too long to walk in a day and you didn't have a car? Would you just give up on your dream or would you start thinking of solutions? Maybe you can ask someone for help and get a ride. At the very least you can start walking today. When you get tired, you stop and take a break. Perhaps today you walked four miles.  (full article)


General Ways You Can Help Our Cause
  1. Help Spread the Word
    • If you like what we're trying to do -- tell someone!
  2. Give directly to Encouragemint
    • Click the button below. Your donations keep us going!
  3. Support our Projects
    • Participate in one of our projects. Help us raise funds, needed items, and awareness.
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    • Help us to earn rebates on the things you buy online. By using AmazonSmile and entering Encouragemint as your choice of charity, we'll receive 0.5% on most of your purchases.
      (Learn more about the AmazonSmile program by clicking here.)
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