Simple ways to support your community while celebrating the holiday season

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.

Black Friday

Amazon Smile

For those who love the thrill of the bargain, don’t forget to use when taking advantage of any Amazon specials this Black Friday and beyond.  Simply start your shopping at, 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!  Find out more HERE. 


For those who prefer to avoid the bustling crowds and rampant consumerism, you can skip the frenzy and join REI’s #OptOutside movement. Get out there and explore the Lake Hopatcong Trail or click HERE to search for an outdoor adventure near you!

#OptOutside isn’t just about Black Friday. It’s become something much bigger.  It’s a mindset. It’s about choosing to spend more time outside all year long and of recognizing the importance the outdoors has on our health and well-being.

Small Business Saturday

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. So stay local on Small Business Saturday, November 24, and visit your favorite local shops and eateries find some new favorites with this SHOP SMALL MAP. 


Cyber Monday

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 (instead of

If you’ve never used Amazon Smile before, it’s as simple as 1… 2… 3…

1.  Go to
2.  Click on SUPPORTING (underneath the search bar) and choose the Lake Hopatcong Foundation
3.  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 link below:

Giving Tuesday

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 the fun and be entered into a drawing for a miniature Lake Hopatcong Train Station, enjoy a wine & cheese reception and special presentation at the new Lake Hopatcong Environmental and Cultural Center, be part of train station history and even double your impact with a gift to our #GivingTuesday Campaign.

Find out more

Wishing a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season to all!


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