Posts Categorized 'Donate Stuff'

Feel the Love: Why Our Donors Donate

 

People donate to all kinds of charitable causes for all kinds of reasons.
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From everyone in the nonprofit community, thank you for your kindness and your generosity.
We don’t go around asking “why” a whole lot–we probably should. Luckily, we have some donors who recently shared their motivation with us.
One donor sent their entire government stimulus payment to us, explaining that “I do not need the money, so I am giving it to you so you can help people in need.” We are at the front end of what is going to be a long and fitful recovery for a lot of our customers. I can guarantee we will put that money to good use.

“I do not need [government stimulus] money, so I am giving it to you…”

Another donor celebrated a milestone birthday: “I just turned 90 years old. To celebrate, I am donating $90 to NNEMAP Food Pantry” How cool is that? Turning 90 is terrific–celebrating with that giving spirit is even more awe-inspiring. I can’t stop smiling!
Finally, that kid in the photo couldn’t wait to spend the money he got for Christmas. After buying a few new books and toys, there was about $15 in his pocket. “Daddy, I got the things I wanted and have money left,” he told me. “I want to donate $5 to NNEMAP Food Pantry.” Even our youngest donors know there is no such thing as a small donation.
We hope you join these donors and support NNEMAP Food Pantry or another charity of your choice. Tell us what motivates you!

DONATE NOW!

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Word Up–Books are Great Donations!

Restricted access to libraries and public school shutdowns have made reading material hard to come by. I almost–ALMOST–resorted to dusting off some Dickens in a moment of desperation.

For a lot of people, including NNEMAP Food Pantry customers, books are just hard to get ahold of right now. A few organizations do their best to keep our bookshelf stocked, but it has been difficult to keep up with pandemic-related demand. From our youngest readers to our oldest bookworms, these items are more popular at the pantry than ever before.

Can you help? Why, yes, you can! If your young readers have outgrown their kiddie books or you have boxes gathering dust in the basement, please consider donating them to NNEMAP Food Pantry. We will guarantee a good home for every author from Dr. Seuss to, yep, Charles Dickens.

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For maximum impact, organize a gently-used book drive at work, at church, or in your neighborhood. Click on the “Customizable Flyer” link to download a…customizable flyer for YOUR book drive!

Customizable Flyer

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Food Pantry Plus

What can you get at NNEMAP Food Pantry? Well, food of course. But you can also get a whole lot more. As a neighborhood hub of food-related activity, we are in position to help in more ways than just one. So we work hard to connect customers to other useful resources when they are here. 

For customers who need help with….

-Housing issues or homelessness

-Healthcare or health insurance

-Unemployment or low-wage jobs

-Childcare

-Legal issues

-Food stamps/SNAP benefits

-Rent assistance or utility payments

….we can refer you to a partner who can help. Right now a lot of people do not know where to turn. You can turn to NNEMAP Food Pantry for free groceries–and we can point you in the right direction for all your other needs. Just let us know how we can help!

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How can YOU help? Any of these three easy ways:

VOLUNTEER: Click the link at left to learn how!

DONATE: There are many ways to give–and every dollar makes a difference!

ADVOCATE: Follow us on Facebook. Share our story with friends–together we can make change happen!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

 

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Can You Share Your Gifts With Us?

The blustery autumn months are upon us. Before you know it, those holidays are going to be blowing down the street, right toward us. 

YIPES!

For NNEMAP Food Pantry customers, holiday gifts can be out of reach. That’s why we try to brighten up those days by offering toys and gifts to our youngest customers. Last year NNEMAP Food Pantry served 4,675 children aged 17 or younger. Nearly 1,000 of them received holiday gifts. That put a lot of smiles on little faces!

The Holiday Gift Shoppe is back for 2020–and we fear it may be needed more than ever. We can only offer this special service with your help. Can you donate a gift–or your gifts–to put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season? 

Here’s how you can help:

*Donate new, unwrapped gifts: here are some great GIFT IDEAS

*Donate funds on our DONATION PAGE

*Donate your time by volunteering! Here’s how YOU CAN HELP!

*Print and share a copy of our informational flyer: PRINT A COPY NOW! 

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THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE THE HOLIDAYS A SPECIAL TIME FOR OUR YOUNGEST CUSTOMERS!!!

 

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Bucks for Charity Benefits NNEMAP

 

Are you and Ohio State employee? Do you participate in the Bucks for Charity program? So do we! NNEMAP Food Pantry would be honored if you designated us as the recipient of your charitable donation. Our Bucks for Charity code number is 19043.

Do you work for another city, county, state or federal government entity? Do you participate in the “Combined Charitable Campaign” as well? Then don’t feel left out–you can also use NNEMAP Food Pantry’s code number 19043 to direct your payroll contributions to our cause.

Thank you for your support!

If you are looking for other ways to help support our mission, please CLICK HERE!

 

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Columbus, OH 43211

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