The Holiday season is officially upon us! After giving thanks and communing with family and friends, there are lots of opportunities to snatch some amazing bargains, support your local community, enjoy the season and even get outside.
For those who love the thrill of the bargain, don’t forget to use smile.amazon.com when taking advantage of any Amazon specials this Black Friday and beyond. Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com, select the Lake Hopatcong Foundation as your designated charity (or click the banner below) and Amazon Smile will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us. It costs you (and us) nothing!
For those who prefer to avoid the bustling crowds and rampant consumerism, you can skip the frenzy and join REI’s #OptOutside movement. This year, the #OptOutside movement is focusing on opting to act. It’s a simple as getting out and cleaning up. Grab a bag and a friend and make your own cleanup. Simple. As. That. And it doesn’t have to end there, you can use this nationwide day of action to kick off a year of change.
Visit www.rei.com/opt-outside#opt-to-act-plan for weekly notifications and checklists to help you with 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it.
Shop Small and do something big. For every $1 spent at a small business, an average of $0.67 stays in the community.
In addition, every time you pick up a latte at the corner coffee shop, buy a new bag at the neighborhood boutique or catch a show at the town theater, you’re supporting the small businesses that make your community vibrant and unique.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of this annual holiday shopping tradition that helps to bring communities together in support of their favorite small businesses. Celebrate this November 30 by staying local on Small Business Saturday, and visit your favorite local shops and eateries or find some new favorites with this SHOP SMALL MAP.
No matter how you get involved, shopping small makes a big impact.
When you’ve shopped til you dropped and you can’t take another step, online retailers will be ramping up a new set of deals and specials for Cyber Monday. Don’t forget, once again, to start your shopping at smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com), click on SUPPORTING (underneath the search bar) and choose the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. That’s it. Shop as usual, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to us at no extra cost to you!
You can simply click on the image below:
Which brings us to our favorite day… Giving Tuesday! This worldwide day of giving encourages millions of people to come together to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. This Giving Tuesday, join us in working toward a safer Lake Hopatcong by supporting our safety initiatives for 2020. When you donate through our Giving Tuesday campaign you can also win a recreational boating safety kit, join a meet and greet with the Morris County Sheriff, get to take part in our Lake Safety video series, and even double your impact.
Wishing a happy holiday season to all!