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Contribute To HAD - Hopatcong Against Drugs Lawn Sign Campaign

We do accept contributions to our organization, HAD Hopatcong Against Drugs.  Any contributions received will go towards purchasing more lawn signs for the community.  Currently we have been funding the lawn sign campaign through the board members and their families making personal contributions.  Our signs only cost $1.65 each per 100 ordered. If all our Facebook members sent in $1.65 each, we could order 600 more signs.  If you would like to help us with the lawn sign campaign, you can send a check payable to HAD – Hopatcong Against Drugs.  It can be mailed to P.O.  Box 826, Hopatcong, NJ 07843.  You can also email HAD if you want to make specific arrangements regarding contributing to HAD or you can send a message via the Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/HopatcongAgainstDrugs

 Please help out if you can and thanks for your continued support.

Michele Guttenberger December 14, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Raise the price of the signs and set up a PayPal account. That is what most NGO's are doing who want cash donations. Church, school and Orgs are finding it easier to do than the old mail in check method. Of course PayPal takes a percentage but you can adjust that with the price of the signs. It may also be less labor intensive for you too.
Robin C. December 15, 2013 at 07:07 PM
HAD - Hopatcong Against Drugs does not charge anyone for a lawn sign. They are free to anyone who wants one.
Michele Guttenberger December 15, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Robin did not know you were not collecting donations for HAD. Thought you might be raising donations for educational programs against drug abuse. Well, if your org decides to get involved with donations PayPal can make the process easy but they do charge nonprofits for this service. Just some knowledge I am passing along.
Robin C. December 15, 2013 at 07:46 PM
I do not know where it says we are not asking for contributions to HAD - Hopatcong Against Drugs or where the lawn signs are for sale to anyone. And we are planning other things to do in our community to create awareness regarding drug abuse. Please go to our Facebook page and read what HAD is all about under the notes section or check out some of the recent news articles about us. We will look into other means of contributions to our organization when the opportunity allows us, so thank you for the suggestion.
Michele Guttenberger December 15, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Robin I have been following your posts and news coverage written about HAD. This is a wonderful crusade you are undertaking. Just know the enormous energy it takes to raise funds in any grassroots organization. I am busy with the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking. This is a rising problem in NJ where young girls with drug problems often run aways become enslaved as prostitutes. The State of NJ has decriminalized these sex trade minors and now sees them as victims. We are involved in an awareness campaign to let people know that sex trafficking will be on the rise with the Super Bowl in NJ. HAD can also consider being part of this coalition too. And look into Sex Trafficking that has strong ties with Drug Pushers because this is a big money making deal that never runs out of supply. These girls keep on giving and giving once they are enslaved by their drug pimps. http://www.njhumantrafficking.org/ The Sussex County Branch of the organization I am a State officer too. Our branch sent over 100 letters out to Home Rental realtors in Sussex County giving them a Hotline number to call if they suspect a renter is using the seasonal house rentals for Human Sex Trafficking. Morris County town Mayors and other local government officials are more pro active about educating the public about this problem. When I rallied last January in Trenton for the NJ Coalition to pass these bi-patrician bills, Jefferson High School students attended this rally and also have campaign projects in their High School about Human Trafficking of kids their own age. However, Sussex County is not as focused on this problem. I think they should be because, where there is drugs there is also human sex trafficking and we have a lot of foreclosed and vacant homes that offers an opportunity for these crimes to take place. So that is why I have not shown up to HAD events because I can only be in one place at one time and there are only so many causes that you can donate your attention to. But I do see that the volunteer work that I am doing does impact the problems we face in Hopatcong too. I am getting my direction from a higher state level coalition and hoping to bring back what I learned from this coalition into my community.
Natalie Davis (Editor) December 19, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Robin, Paypal is an excellent tool for collecting donations for nonprofits, official or un-. Look into its business tools for nonprofits which can be embedded into websites, put on FB and more. They have specific widgets for donations and the recordkeeping is brilliant.
Robin C. December 19, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Thanks Natalie! We will look into it. We appreciate everyone's suggestions!
BeachBum December 20, 2013 at 07:37 AM
Hit up your towns council for funding
Michele Guttenberger December 20, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Robin - forgive me for being confused by your comment "HAD - Hopatcong Against Drugs does not charge anyone for a lawn sign. They are free to anyone who wants one." I guess I saw that as not suggesting a donation for signs so I could give a donation for them. What I am saying is that you can defray the cost of these signs by stating a donation amount for them like other nonprofits do. It is easier for donator to decide on a donation amount this way. Like the words "your donation of $5 would be appreciated" ...

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