Love for Nonprofits – Pass It On

From 2018-2021, I volunteered for a recovery nonprofit near me that offers a place for recovery groups to meet.  I had a lot of fun learning about nonprofits.  The experience I’ve gained from my time with Portage Recovery Association is incredible, such as :  budgeting, fundraising, marketing, chasing after goals, and more.  I have met so many amazing people along the way.  Charitable nonprofits embodies the best of America. They provide a way for people to work together for the common good, transforming shared beliefs and hopes into action. They give shape to our boldest dreams, highest ideals, and noblest causes. America’s 1.3 million charitable nonprofits feed, heal, shelter, educate, inspire, enlighten, and nurture people of every age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status, from coast to coast, border to border, and beyond. They foster civic engagement and leadership, drive economic growth, and strengthen the fabric of our communities. Every single day.  (Source:  What is a “Nonprofit”? | National Council of Nonprofits)Click on the links to learn more about the Portage Recovery Association, fondly referred to as the “PRA”.

Here are a few things I have learned about fundraising:
  1. Amazon Smile – select your favorite nonprofit and a percentage of your purchases may support that organization.
  2. Shop the Amazon Wish List (Portage Recovery’s List)
  3. Post a fundraiser on Facebook for the nonprofit – each dollar raised goes directly to the organization.
  4. Giving in the form of cash, food, cleaning supplies, or other supplies to help offset expenses.
  5. Volunteer your time to keep the doors open, market, web design, and anything you can think of to help out.
  6. Host events to raise money, such as art shows, comedy nights, dinners, etc in honor of the organization.
  7.  Click here for more ideas.

Visit Portage Recovery Association for more information.   Scan QR codes to make a charitable contribution.

Other Nonprofit Organizations

Since I am passionate about recovery, visit a few other sites to see how you can offer support via financial or your time.  I can think of other nonprofits near me that have a special place in my heart.  Click on the organization’s name for additional information.

  1. Lake Area Recovery Club “LARC” = a recovery organization like Portage Recovery
  2. Alice’s Halfway House for Women – located in Valparaiso, opened in 2003.
  3.  Moraine House – halfway house for men, located in Valparaiso
  4. Respite House – halfway house for men, located in Valparaiso
  5. Gabriel’s Horn Homeless Shelter – for women and children, located in Valparaiso

Take care & support your local nonprofits!  Support addiction recovery.



“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
― Maya Angelou