In This Season of Giving
My family and I are making our holiday social plans. We’ll have some dinners with friends, some parties to attend, and all the shopping and preparing that comes along this time of year.
We’re also thinking about our end of year giving.
No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) has had a busy year connecting donors and organizations with churches, schools, and food pantries that help so many kids have something to eat. So many kids in many different situations received food because of your generous donations!
I hope you’ll consider No Child Goes Hungry while you’re planning your donations too.
Here’s just an example of some of our latest projects:
NCGH Supports To Be Well Fed and SE Elementary with $1000 Donation
No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide To Be Well Fed with a $1000 donation to support its efforts eliminating hunger at Friendship Public Charter School (PCS) Southeast (SE) Elementary in Washington, D.C. To Be Well Fed is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to fighting childhood hunger in Washington, D.C. Founders Alicia and her husband, Dave, were inspired to create their organization after hearing NCGH founder and director Rev. Kären Rasmussen preach. They were so inspired to feed kids in the D.C. area that at first, they worked on their own before eventually founding their non-profit organization.
Today, To Be Well Fed partners with public schools to provide weekend meals for children who depend on the school for sustenance during the week. Its mission is to help every child in Washington D.C. arrive at school on Monday morning, well-nourished and ready to learn. The $1000 grant from NCGH will help To Be Well Fed expand and enhance its service offering at SE Elementary School.
UU Congregation of Columbia, MD Helps Feed Children on the Weekends
With a grant given to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC), a group of volunteers met to prepare bags of food for their neighborhood children. Many children in Columbia are food insecure. During part of the summer, they can get free breakfast and lunch during summer school hours, but this leaves them without food on the weekends. With the grant from NCGH, they were able to pack over 1000 bags of food to help kids through the weekend.
AUUC Wins Award for Hunger-Relief Efforts
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church (AUUC) used seed money from NCGH granted in 2016 to partner with its neighboring Halley Elementary School to provide about 20 children with Weekend Meal Packs (WMP). For its efforts, AUUC received the 2019 Congregational Social Justice Program Award from Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice (UUSJ).
Purchase a Donation Gift Certificate
This holiday season, give someone you love a gift that gives back. Make a gifted donation to NCGH. We’ll mail you a donation gift certificate card for you to present to your loved one, or you can download an electronic copy.
Wishing you and yours the best of the holiday season as we work together to eliminate childhood hunger. Your donations make such a difference—one kid and one meal at a time.
Happy New Year!