By: Caitlin Doran
Giving Tuesday is a day of generosity that occurs on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Each Giving Tuesday, our community comes together to support a timely LHF project in need of financial support, and for that consistent help, we are grateful beyond measure. Over the years, we’ve put forward projects that align with our different program areas, like the final restoration of the Lake Hopatcong Train Station (2020), expansion of our public safety programs (2019), and maintenance of our Floating Classroom (2018) …
This Giving Tuesday, you can make a contribution towards a project that supports all our programs and outreach events.
In just a few short months, the final restoration of our home at the historic Lake Hopatcong Station will be complete, and at that time, we will be required to remove two temporary storage units from our property, leaving us without a place to keep the equipment and items needed to:
…just to name a few!
The extremely limited storage space in our beloved station cannot support the growing needs of our organization, which now coordinates numerous active environmental and educational programs and large-scale events every year.
We plan to replace these shipping containers, which we are required to remove, with a much-needed storage outbuilding, in the style of our 1911 train station. Plans for the outbuilding will go before the planning board for courtesy review on December 1.
We’ve set a goal of raising $5,000 this Giving Tuesday to help build this storage depot, which will live permanently on the property and provide essential space to support our growing programs and events. We have recently been awarded a grant to cover much of the costs and are asking for our community’s help to get us the rest of the way there! Any funds raised that exceed our goal will be used to support programs like the ones listed above.
Thank you for considering a contribution towards this year's Giving Tuesday project. As a thank you, all donors who contribute $250 or more will be given one of our legacy burgees from our early years as an organization: a great souvenir as we enter our 10th anniversary in 2022!