NWF leadership works voluntarily and we pride ourselves on the authenticity and proficiency of our work to ensure all resources reach the needs of our neighborhood residents. They deserve to grow up and live in a healthy environment-socially, emotionally, physically, scholastically, and economically. We partner and collaborate with all who share our mission. This includes small businesses in our community as well as outside businesses, neighborhood community-based organizations, and other non-profits who serve our residents. We provide resource stipends to men and women from the community to bring a grassroots perspective and an unmatched approach to effectively outreach for our initiatives and our services. We empower these community ambassadors and they in turn create a wider safety net for the broader community. We ensure all NWF donations significantly contribute to the health and wellness of our neighborhood residents.
Our top needs:
1. Funding: Program - $100,400 for iNnovators Academy:
A program for the highest need students at Grant HS who have G.P.A. 1.0 and below. Structured to address childhood adversity and improve behavior, truancy, educational engagement, diploma attainment, and career opportunities.
- Five Mentors*: $50,000 ($1,000 each per month including school breaks); Brother to Brother and Sister to Sister*
- Healthy Hot Lunch, three days a week: $36,000 ($5 per student per day)
- Outdoor education: Crocker Art Museum, Google, Intel, College Tours, etc.: $7,000
- Gift Cards to Movies, Restaurants, Clothing for Engagement/Achievement: $5,000
- Program Materials: 60 Student t-shirts and School Bags: $2,400 ($40 per student)
2. Funding: Program - $37,200 for Sister to Sister:
Mentorship and Resource Guidance to the Highest Need African-American girls and women in Del Paso Heights:
- Healthy Meals twice weekly: $20,000
- Documentary/Photographer for all work: $8,000
- On special occasions (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentines) we would like to provide candy, turkeys, trees, and gifts: $5,000
- Program Materials: T-shirts, journals, art material for vision boards and healing methods: $3,000
- Funds are needed to purchase feminine products and basic hygiene necessities the girls and women need but cannot afford: $1,200
3. Funding: Unrestricted - $4,000: Neighborhood Wellness Foundation often receives various requests for basic necessities from our neighborhood residents; help us meet unexpected family needs. Support us in developing in resource materials for residents, transportation to educational/developmental events, gift certificates to guest speakers, and food for volunteers at events.
4. In-Kind Donations - Christmas with Neighbors donations of new or gently used clothes, toys, home goods, blankets, sleeping bags, breakfast foods: pancake mix, syrup, eggs and sausages, table decorations, Christmas candy, stockings, breakfast paper products, electric griddles (one time donation).
5. In-Kind Donations - Breakfast foods for Christmas with Neighbors Program: pancake mix, syrup, eggs and sausages, table decorations, Christmas candy, stockings and breakfast paper products.