On October 15, 2021, Team Up for Hope presented $3,000 checks to NAMI Sussex County and NAMI Orange County. This was in addition to the $2,000 donated to each of these National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliates in November 2020. In response to the loss of in-person support and treatment due to the pandemic, these all-volunteer organizations found ways to reach out to those in need. However, they incurred unplanned expenses for technology, printing, postage and other programs.
Team Up for Hope, with the support of its Sponsors, was able to provide funding for most of their overhead and program costs.
Team Up for Hope welcomes individuals and businesses to become sponsors. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. We are an all-volunteer organization and sponsorship money is donated to NAMI Orange County, NY, and NAMI Sussex County, NJ, as well as to other local non-profit organizations. Recipients to date include local artist and mental health advocate, Dan McQuade, Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Family Partners of Morris & Sussex County, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.