How to Donate
We encourage you to make a recurring donation if possible. You can do so online with Paypal by clicking “donate” above. If you plan to make a large gift, a check is the best method to maximize your impact. Checks can be made out to:
22 Mount Auburn Street Suite 5
Watertown, MA, 02472
Lots of nonprofits have “giving levels” but we wanted your donation to really mean something to you. As we enter #GivingTuesday and the holiday season we wanted to frame donations a little differently. Some ways to think about your support:
Think about the students in our audiences who may delay or avoid use due to a performance. It costs about $6 per student on average to bring a program.
Think about the teachers trying to find new ways to educate about addiction. It costs about $1800 to bring a show to a school.
Think about our new initiatives to expand the reach of our work -whether it's by bringing free shows to 6 communities this year ($12,000 cost) or develop audio plays to reach parts of the country we can't yet reach ($10,000). Read the roadmap here.
Finally, think about the actors in our company whose recovery is in part made possible through this work. I think of stories like Elizabeth's -who considers sharing her story creatively as key to her recovery. We are proud to pay our actors $100-$140 per show depending on tenure.
Larger gifts are also greatly appreciated -and allow us to do the most work in schools and communities to combat addiction.
The latest research supports the necessity of this work:
Substance misuse and related behavioral health problems are the leading cause of death for those aged 15-24 (Surgeon General's Report on Addiction)
Prevention & early intervention is more effective than later treatment (National Institute of Health)
For every dollar the government spends on addiction prevention, it spends twelve on treatment (Drug War Facts)
We are so grateful to do this work and be of service every day. Your support makes it possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!