Geoff Green and Amy Green Morris founded Team Up for Hope in early 2020, with a small all-volunteer group of Green Team sales associates and staff. The mission statement was clear. The 501(c)(3) non-profit would seek to address the impact of mental health, substance use, and suicide in our communities. In order to accomplish this, TUH would raise funds and awareness for local nonprofit organizations at the forefront of these crises. The Green Team had previously raised money for its local NAMI affiliates. Thus, TUH decided to continue supporting the amazing work these volunteer organizations do. Now, just a year into its mission, TUH is making a difference!

Raising Funds

On October 15, 2021, checks were presented to NAMI Orange and NAMI Sussex in the amount of $3,000 each. This was in addition to the $2,000 presented to each of these NAMI affiliates in November 2020. What is truly remarkable is the use these organizations have made of these donations. In response to the loss of in-person support and treatment, these organizations stepped up. Zoom became the platform for support groups, classes, and training. The amazing NAMI volunteers became proficient at the tech necessary to reach those in need.  Additionally, printing, mailing, phone, and other expenses were incurred to provide needed resources.

Team Up for Hope freed these same volunteers from having to raise necessary funds. And, together with our TUH Sponsors, we were able to provide funding for most of their overhead and program costs. Furthermore, Team Up for Hope provided donations to other local non-profits.

Raising Awareness

TUH’s method of raising awareness was shaped by the Pandemic. Team Up for Hope was unable to hold a planned in-person event. Therefore, TUH decided to create a series of webinars.  Importantly, the first webinar discussed the impact of the pandemic on mental health and substance use. Subsequent webinars covered topics related to the TUH mission statement. For a list of, and to view these webinars, click here.

TUH collaborates on its webinars with local experts and advocates to provide education, resources, and support.

Join us for our next Webinar

Join Team Up for Hope on Thursday, November 4 at 7..pm. for a special webinar. Geoff Green will be interviewing author Bobi Conn. Bobi’s book is In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir, an extraordinary tale of survival and hope.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships are for a 12-month period and are a way of showing your community that you care. Moreover, you can become a sponsor at any time. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Team Up for Hope is an all-volunteer organization. Sponsorship money is donated to NAMI Orange County, NY, and NAMI Sussex County, NJ. Furthermore, In addition, TUH makes donations to other local non-profit organizations. Recipients include local artist and mental health advocate, Dan McQuade, Moreover, donations went to the Center for Evaluation and Counseling, Family Partners of Morris & Sussex County, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Our Diamond Sponsors 

Platinum Sponsors 

  • NuOp – The Business Opportunity Exchange;
  • Thomas & Tina Herceg, and
  • Kristin Hess.

Gold Sponsors 

  • Spring Brook Farm;
  • Olinski Law, LLC; Executive Insurance Services;
  • Lexington Avenue Capital Management LLC;
  • NJ Home Check Home Inspections;
  • Pamela Zachowski, Green Team New Jersey Realty, and
  • Edward Sattler, Green Team New York Salesperson, and Deborah Sattler.

You can make a difference, too!

What can you do to help?   Firstly, make a donation or become a sponsor (Click here).  Secondly, don’t be afraid to talk about mental health, substance use, and suicide. Ultimately, together we can help end the stigma and the silence,