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Guardians for Good

 

 

Overview

Guardians for Good is a HelpLine community that is open to anyone who supports HelpLine through sponsorship, service or social advocacy within our eight-county service territory. By leveraging our commitment to service, passion for change and financial resources, we bring about change through the power of community. Guardians for Good derives its strength from integrating the expertise and energy of its members. Ultimately, Guardians will contribute to the overall financial health and wealth of HelpLine that could otherwise not be achieved; helping ensure that the organization remains viable and sustainable today and tomorrow.

2023 Guardians for Good Awards Celebration

The 5th Annual Guardians for Good Award Celebration will be held on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, Benes Room, 40 Rowland Avenue, Delaware, OH. 

REGISTER HERE

Become a Guardian for Good

Guardians for Good is open to any community member who wants to support, advocate or champion our cause. As a Guardian, you will become a part of a distinguished group of community members who will learn firsthand about the needs throughout the HelpLine service areas. There are several paths to guardianship which include:

Service Guardians

Volunteer Guardians give their time and talents through volunteerism. Volunteers can connect to service opportunities through Connections Volunteer Center, a program of HelpLine, to be matched with an area of interest. We also offer specific HelpLine volunteer opportunities which include:

  • HelpLine Sexual Assault Response Network (SARN) Advocate
  • HelpLine Hotline Specialist
  • HelpLine Marketing and Development Committee
  • HelpLine Ground and Facilities Volunteers
  • Make A Difference Delaware County – HelpLine Team


Sponsorship Guardians*


Financial Guardians are vital to the overall financial health of HelpLine which could otherwise not be achieved. These Guardians give on a one-time or recurring base to ensure that HelpLine remains viable and sustainable, today and tomorrow. Giving levels for this path are:

  • Student Guardian – $50 annually
  • Community Guardian (Community Members) – $25 per month or $300 annually
  • Collective Guardian (Private or Public Organization) – $100 per month or $1,200 annually
  • Guardian for Life – $10,000

*To become a Sponsorship Guardian, text GUARDGOOD to 41444 and we will send you a special gift. 

Social Advocate Guardians

Social Advocate Guardians are those who champion HelpLine and ensure our message and services are highlighted in their spheres of influence.

An additional subset of Social Advocate Guardians are HelpLine Board of Directors. The HelpLine Board is a multi-skilled, guiding body involved in fundraising, making policy for the agency, strategic planning, and general oversight of agency functioning, relying on the executive director to manage the day-to-day operations and administer its policies. The board meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. (except December, April and July).  There is an expectation of regular attendance and to be active in a committee.  There are a variety of committees to choose from based on interest and time availability. 

Guardians for Good Award

Guardians have the opportunity to be nominated for the Guardians for Good Award, presented annually on Giving Tuesday. Learn more about the Guardians for Good Award here

What does becoming a Guardian Offer?

  • Special one-time gift for joining the Guardians for Good community
  • Direct connection to HelpLine program leaders and managers
  • Real-time updates on impact and reach
  • Association and opportunity to engage with like-minded community members
  • Acknowledgment and opportunity to be selected for the annual Guardians for Good Award

 

Who do Guardians Impact?

By partnering as a Guardian for Good, you will help community members who are seeking:

  • Help with navigating civic or government agencies and their programs
  • Education and information on topics including sexual assault, interpersonal violence and suicide prevention 
  • Links to health and human service programs
  • Solutions and safe planning in times of crisis
  • Access to emergency food, shelter, clothing or transportation, and other after-hours resources
  • Counseling or support groups for depression, grief and loss 
  • Advocacy and support as a result of a sexual assault or violence
  • Crime victim support and services
  • Emergency mental health and addiction services

 

Engagement

Guardians for Good empowers its members to connect to each other, to the community and to the cause – within HelpLine programming – they support. Guardians will be provided behind-the-scenes access and invitations to special events to enjoy and learn about HelpLine program and services. Below are upcoming HelpLine and GFG events: 

  • 12th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk – Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023
  • Make A Difference Delaware County – Saturday, Nov. 19, 2023
  • 5th Annual Guardians for Good Awards Celebration & Luncheon – Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023


Contact

To become a Guardian for Good or for additional information, contact:
Tamika Vinson-Reid
Marketing and Development Director
tvinson@helplinedelmor.org or 740.363.1835, ext. 305