Longer days means more time to do good work—and with your help, 4 local nonprofits will not only get to enjoy the extra hour of sunshine, but will continue thriving throughout communities across the city.
From supporting health and wellness enrichment in local schools to providing an avenue for young Memphians to experience alternative educational experiences, you have the opportunity to see to the success of the following 4 nonprofits/organizations:
OBJECTIVE: SUPPORT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Like many Americans—and more from across the country—the students of Grizzlies Prep are still burdened by the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with reports of stress, feelings of isolation and anxiety.
In an effort to remediate the five hundred days of disrupted learning, and stunted social and emotional development, Grizzlies Prep is prioritizing the addition of wellness classes and resources in their core curriculum.
“For less than $1.50 a day, you can fund a week of enrichment classes for a student or cover 1/2 day of our emotional support staff.”
OBJECTIVE: SPONSOR A BLOCK PARTY
Since 1987, many young Memphians have found a safe haven in Street Ministries—be it a place study, or steward friendships.
Among the many ways the local nonprofit engages with its students—outside of mentorship, providing access to athletics and literacy support—Streets hosts monthly Block Parties to present fun-filled nights for students staff and volunteers.
Each Block Party costs $150 to cover food, game supplies and more—and there are four left for the spring season.
OBJECTIVE: INSPIRE GROWTH IN NEW HOPE GARDEN
The Urban Farm at New Hope Christian Academy is not only an educational playground that produces opportunities for hands-on learning. It’s an active incubator of fruitful resources for the Frayser community.
This edible school yard has a three fold purpose—to inspire, educate, and foster creativity while cultivating and reconnecting to Earth.
And while the New Hope garden is a picture of efficiency, planting, watering, and paid internships for local students come at a cost.
OBJECTIVE: CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMPHIS KIDS THROUGH EDUCATION
40% of Memphis children live in neighborhoods of high-concentrated poverty, and go to schools with a fraction of the resources found at better funded schools.
Give901 is one among many local campaigns that changes lives and transforms communities through educational access. From raising funds for students to attend summer camps to hosting service days for Memphians who want to make a difference, Give901 is transforming lives—laying the framework for future success.
Give901 Members support innovative, effective local nonprofits–run by Memphians, for Memphians. Your volunteer time and donations directly support the kids, teachers, and programs that are shaping the future of Memphis.
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