As many of you know, I joined the board of PreventionWorks earlier this year. It’s an exciting time to be on the board because there are a lot of changes happening in response to our receiving DC funds to support needle exchange for the first time ever.
Having the city money is truly great, but we still need private donations. It might seem counterintuitive that despite the huge influx of DC funds, the board is still in fundraising mode. But this is very definitely the case. We need private donations for general operating money to cover all of those little (and sometimes big) expenses that arise and aren’t covered by the city grants.
PreventionWorks’ fiscal year ends on September 30th. I’m putting this out here as an appeal to anyone looking for a charity to support. If you make a donation to PreventionWorks, either online or with a check, I will match your donation dollar for dollar. Please just let me know how much you’ve contributed if you are interested in this challenge. I’ll post the total amount raised after September 30th.
Don’t delay — we’ve got less than 2 weeks! And thanks in advance!