Fundraising Appeal

Giving Tuesday

 

Hi there,

 

Every year, millions of people come together on a single day to participate in a global act of generosity. That day is today, #GivingTuesday.

 

 

We know this year has been challenging for many of us in differing ways. Many of our clients found themselves unemployed, uninsured, and under-resourced even before the pandemic. With an increasing number of community members facing a crisis our work is more essential than ever. 

 

NMIC’s food pantry has served over 600 families since launching in May. Our pantries occur twice per month and we have distributed over 30,000 pounds of food. But, resources are limited and demand is much greater than we can meet. Even after adding an additional pantry distribution day, we continue to receive about 50-100 new sign-ups monthly from community residents. We cannot meet the demand without your support. 

 

There are two key ways to help right now. 

  1. Make a donation to NMIC today! 
  2. If you can’t make a donation, reach-out to loved ones via social media, phone, or email, urging them to support the 14,000 New Yorkers NMIC serves a year. Tag us at @NMICNYC. 

Can we count on you today?

 

Yours in Solidarity,
NMIC

 

Your Gifts Continue To Work in this Time of Uncertainty

Dear Friends,

I personally never thought I’d be writing a fundraising appeal in the middle of a world crisis. And yet, here we are. And because you and I know that the world, and our community, is better together, I felt the importance of reaching out to you.  

How are you? Are you doing okay? We’re thinking of you!

As a donor, you are probably wondering what NMIC is doing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is exactly why I am reaching out to you today.  

We are still serving our clients. We’ve moved our existing services online, so we’re offering classes through zoom, counseling by WhatsApp, and many of our other services using whatever technology is most accessible to our clients. We are also keeping our community informed through our social media pages and are about to launch a hotline to ensure people can get direct access to our services by phone.  

We are continually watching for official updates. Whether it is from Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, or the CDC, we are staying on top of the information coming to us and abiding by their orders. Once we receive the information, our staff is evaluating what it means for clients, staff, volunteers, and the community; and creating or adjusting plans as quickly possible.  

We will be here when this is all over. Like you, we aren’t sure what the full impact is going to be on our community, but we do know this – we will be needed now more than ever before.  

Rest assured; your gifts continue to work during this time of uncertainty.

Until we see each other again, please take care of yourself, your families, and your friends.

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