Whether you are sharing your recovery journey, creating a memorial in honor of a loved one or fundraising to help further our mission, you are empowering the families we serve. We’re here to help you share and create successful fundraisers as our newest Partner for Hope.
1 in 2 Americans reports having a family member or close friend struggling with addiction.
Addiction is a disease that impacts a staggering number of Americans. Yet so many families find it difficult to connect with the support and resources they need when navigating addiction. With your help, we can multiply our efforts to ensure every family in need finds the tools, resources and actionable support to help them thrive.
By joining us, we hope you will find a strong sense of unity and healing by connecting with others impacted by this disease.
Fundraising ideas and options
Honor a loss
Commemorate a loved one in a way that is personal to you. Create a tribute or ask for donations in lieu of flowers.
Celebrate your own or a loved one’s recovery with a story of hope. Set up a fundraiser and share your recovery journey.
There are so many ways to raise funds and inspire participation. Ask for donations in lieu of birthday presents. Host a run, spin-a-thon or other in-person or virtual events. The possibilities are endless.
If we can all rise up, we can bring light to ending the negative stigma of addiction, and show that no matter what, at the end of the day, there is always hope!
What your dollars do
To help ensure your fundraiser is a success, we challenge you to set a fundraising goal of $1,000 or more. No matter the amount raised, you’re supporting our work to transform how our nation addresses addiction.
Steps for success
1. Create and share your fundraising page
Select the type of fundraiser you'd like to host - a Memorial, Story of Hope or Grassroots event. Register and personalize your page with details about why you support our mission. It’s helpful to add images and anecdotes that speak to your experience. Remember to share your unique reason for fundraising and include relevant details if you are hosting an event.
2. Set and communicate your goal
Set a fundraising target (we encourage you to strive for $1,000 and above) to raise within a specific timeframe, and communicate this goal to create a sense of urgency and motivation. Let your supporters know that every dollar counts and is tax-deductible.
3. Highlight important milestones and express gratitude
Keep your supporters updated on noteworthy progress toward achieving your goal. Emphasize how a donation in any amount helps parents and caregivers concerned about their child’s substance use. Most importantly, acknowledge your supporters with thank you cards, emails, social shout-outs or phone calls. Let everyone know how much you (and we) appreciate their support.