We get asked all the time, “How can I help?” “What can I do to support Teen Lifeline?”
It’s true that monetary donations do keep our doors open and allow us to provide a connection of hope to teens in crisis.
But, there’s so much more!
In honor of our 30th anniversary, we’re going to take a look at 30 ways that YOU can support Teen Lifeline, starting with these 10, in no particular order:
1. Donate Prizes
September is Teen Suicide Prevention Awareness MONTH. During this time we, along with other area organizations, visit schools across the state, provide information, and showcase lifesaving resources available for teens. In order to help make it even more fun, we hold raffles and give out prizes that include backpacks, gadgets, and other school supplies. YOU can help us by donating some of these items!
2.Donate Auction Items
At our Connections of Hope gala and the annual Firetag Golf Tournament we hold live and silent auctions. Because of this, we’re always in need of great auction items! Whether it’s an all-expenses paid vacation, restaurant voucher, or professional services, we use it all! Proceeds from these auctions are what really generates the revenue that helps us answer the nearly 16,000 crisis calls we get every year! To learn more or to donate an item for an auction, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Donate In-Kind Items
Do you know we have a “Wish List”? It includes a variety of items that we need and/or “wish” to upgrade, but helps with the daily operations of our organization (including some incentives for our awesome Peer Counselors!).
4. Donate Unused Gift Cards
Have a gift card to AMC you just won’t use? Or maybe something to a local grocery store or shop around town? We can use those! Sometimes we use them to recognize the amazing efforts of our Peer Counselors, and sometimes we use them for giveaways when we are out in the community. So if you have a gift card you don’t want, donate it!
5. Organize a Community Awareness Event
There are still many teens and adults that don’t know about the resources available to them in the community. Start a block-party or other awareness event and help spread the message of hope to your friends, family, and community!
6. Write a review on Great Nonprofits
Have you seen first hand the positive impact Teen Lifeline has made on the community? Tell everyone about it! Head over to Great Nonprofits and write a review!
7. Connect with us on Social Media
8. Share Our Newsletter
Encourage your friends and family to sign-up for our newsletter! They’ll receive tons of information on teen mental health and get the latest updates on what our organization is up to!
9. Host a Parent Education Session
Host a brunch with your friends and tell them all about Teen Lifeline and our services. You can even invite us out and we can answer any questions first hand.
10. Include Teen Lifeline in Conversations
Communication is a powerful tool in helping prevent teen suicide. Talk to your friends and family about Teen Lifeline and help spread our message of hope!
If you want to learn more about these, or other ways you can help support Teen Lifeline, reach out to our Donor Relations Coordinator, Nick, at 602-248-8337 or email@example.com!