FINANCIAL SUPPORT

It is the financial, in-kind, and volunteer support of individuals, businesses and organizations here in our community that makes our programs and services possible.  Your financial investment and gift of time and talents ensure we can continue this amazing effort.  Without you, we wouldn’t exist.  You help your neighbors in need.  When this happens, we’re all empowered to live better lives.

We invite you to become a Neighborhood Champion by becoming a monthly donor. You can also make a one-time gift, become a legacy donor, or support our organization in one of the many unique ways listed below.  Neighborhood Connection is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization, EIN #61-1513411, and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Monetary donations can be made to one of three funds:

  • PULSE Fund – Like a heartbeat, our general fund makes our work in the community possible. Your investment will support Programs, Upkeep and utilities for our facility; Leadership including staff, board, and lead volunteers; supplies and merchandise for our Store; and Educational programs for our clients and the community.
  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund – This fund provides emergency financial support and a volunteer response team to assist local families going through an unexpected and short-term crisis or trauma
  • Scholarship Fund – Supports local students who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing higher education

ITEMS FOR THE COMMUNITY STORE

Another important way that you can support families experiencing financial insecurity is to donate new or gently used clothing and household items for our Community Store. These are then made available free of charge to those who need them. 

We accept items such as children’s and adult clothing, accessories, and outerwear; household goods including kitchenware, dishes, and home décor; toys, games, and puzzles; books; DVDs; and new toiletries, cleaning supplies, and paper products. Please refer to the list of items we accept for more information. 

If you have furniture you would like to donate, please send a photo of it to us at wncteam@waunakeenc.org. Because we don’t have storage space for furniture, we use the photos to help us match the items with a family and we then coordinate pick-up from the donor and delivery to the client.