Good Dirt is creating a place for H.O.P.E. to grow.
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patrons

Good dirt?  Wha.....?  I thought this was about H.O.P.E.!

Don't worry, you're in the right place.  At least you are if you think that Helping Other People Everyday is just an awesome asset to the Northeast Kingdom and you want to help them out.  H.O.P.E.'s logo is a tree, and this project is about providing the organization with a bit of stability.  I suppose I could have called it roots, but I like dirt.  It's humble.  Fun to get your hands into.  And it gives trees stability.  So....Good Dirt!

Sustainability is one of the hardest goals for a non-profit to achieve.  Monies come in in spurts.  A lot of donated money comes with strings attached ("Please use my donation to help out left-handed red-headed homeless elephants."), and labor costs attached ("Fill out these fifty forms in triplicate to tell us how you spent the $300 we gave you.")   For H.O.P.E., the thrift store is more and less profitable in mostly unpredictable waves.  It's basically an ongoing boom-and-bust economy.

This is fine.  It's to be expected in the land of charitable giving, and the environment it creates would be manageable if there was just a bit of ongoing, sustainable income.  If, in short, H.O.P.E. always knew it could make the rent.  If H.O.P.E. knew it could make the rent, they could focus on what they do well: giving help to others.  That's it, really.  I just want us, as a community, to say "We've got your back.  Go ahead and give to those who need it."

You choose an amount.  Small, regular donations are extraordinarily valuable when they can be counted on.  I, personally, want you to give what you find sustainable for you and your family.  A thoughtful gift instead of a spontaneous one.  $1 is meaningful.  I'm not trying to talk you out of $100, of course, if you can afford it!  That would be amazing.  But $5 is amazing too.  

Thanks for everything you do for H.O.P.E.

Sincerely,
The Shy Hope Enthusiast

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Nuts and Bolts

The first thing to do is to join Patreon.  Their terms of use page does a good job of explaining who they are and what they're about, if you want to understand that before joining (I always want to know).  Their main users are web artists who are supported by their fans.  

Then come back to our page.  There's a gigantic red button on the top right that says "Become a Patron".  It brings you to a page where you can choose one of the preset amounts, or you can type in your own amount in the little white box in any of the categories.  After that it'll walk you through a process, which I have already forgotten what it looks like!  If you encounter something that's not intuitive, we'd love it if you recorded it through a screenshot or description that we can use to help others.

Thanks again for being there for H.O.P.E.!
Tiers
Shovelful O'Dirt
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
Bucketful O'Dirt
$5 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
A Full Yard
$10 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
Pickup Truck's Required
$20 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
It's a Dump Truck!!
$50 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
I'm The Dirtiest One of All
$100 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
Goals
27% complete
The Dreaded Water Bill

Wow, wasn't this stuff free once?  Sadly, now it's not.  We know nothing grows without good old H2O, so let's see if we can cover this bill.
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Good dirt?  Wha.....?  I thought this was about H.O.P.E.!

Don't worry, you're in the right place.  At least you are if you think that Helping Other People Everyday is just an awesome asset to the Northeast Kingdom and you want to help them out.  H.O.P.E.'s logo is a tree, and this project is about providing the organization with a bit of stability.  I suppose I could have called it roots, but I like dirt.  It's humble.  Fun to get your hands into.  And it gives trees stability.  So....Good Dirt!

Sustainability is one of the hardest goals for a non-profit to achieve.  Monies come in in spurts.  A lot of donated money comes with strings attached ("Please use my donation to help out left-handed red-headed homeless elephants."), and labor costs attached ("Fill out these fifty forms in triplicate to tell us how you spent the $300 we gave you.")   For H.O.P.E., the thrift store is more and less profitable in mostly unpredictable waves.  It's basically an ongoing boom-and-bust economy.

This is fine.  It's to be expected in the land of charitable giving, and the environment it creates would be manageable if there was just a bit of ongoing, sustainable income.  If, in short, H.O.P.E. always knew it could make the rent.  If H.O.P.E. knew it could make the rent, they could focus on what they do well: giving help to others.  That's it, really.  I just want us, as a community, to say "We've got your back.  Go ahead and give to those who need it."

You choose an amount.  Small, regular donations are extraordinarily valuable when they can be counted on.  I, personally, want you to give what you find sustainable for you and your family.  A thoughtful gift instead of a spontaneous one.  $1 is meaningful.  I'm not trying to talk you out of $100, of course, if you can afford it!  That would be amazing.  But $5 is amazing too.  

Thanks for everything you do for H.O.P.E.

Sincerely,
The Shy Hope Enthusiast

-----

Nuts and Bolts

The first thing to do is to join Patreon.  Their terms of use page does a good job of explaining who they are and what they're about, if you want to understand that before joining (I always want to know).  Their main users are web artists who are supported by their fans.  

Then come back to our page.  There's a gigantic red button on the top right that says "Become a Patron".  It brings you to a page where you can choose one of the preset amounts, or you can type in your own amount in the little white box in any of the categories.  After that it'll walk you through a process, which I have already forgotten what it looks like!  If you encounter something that's not intuitive, we'd love it if you recorded it through a screenshot or description that we can use to help others.

Thanks again for being there for H.O.P.E.!

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Tiers
Shovelful O'Dirt
$1 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
Bucketful O'Dirt
$5 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
A Full Yard
$10 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
Pickup Truck's Required
$20 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
It's a Dump Truck!!
$50 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed
I'm The Dirtiest One of All
$100 or more per month
  • Access to patron-only feed