Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP), a leading Arlington philanthropic group, has made a $50,000 grant to NEW DAY of Arlington to support its efforts to provide supplemental food to students in the Arlington Independent School District.
“This is an extraordinary and generous commitment by Women Inspiring Philanthropy that will enable New Day to expand its important programs that provide supplemental food to students in the Arlington ISD and summer programs,” said Michael McCoy, Vice-President of the NEW DAY board of directors.
Women Inspiring Philanthropy is a non-profit group of women seeking to transform lives in the Arlington area through philanthropy. Each member gives at least annually, which is then matched with donations by the local nonprofit organization.
Linda Dipert of Women Inspiring Philanthropy said, “WIP’s mission is to make change happen, but unprecedented times require you to pivot and reevaluate. During these days of uncertainty, feeding our children rises to the top of importance. We thank New Day for their passion, their heart, and their love for our children.”
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Thank you. Mil grazie. Muchas Gracias. Merci beaucoup. Kamsahamnida. Thank you in English is not enough!
Once again, our congregational support for NEW DAY is exceptional. Thank you for your donation of food, funds, and volunteers. You are always so supportive and generous. During this emergency giving period, our supporters donated $6490. That amount will purchase 3,245 bags of food for hungry students in Arlington. Your generous donation will allow us to continue to partner with Mission Arlington in the future, with the Boys and Girls Club of Arlington this summer and the Arlington Police Department summer camp. And we will be off to a great start when AISD schools open in the fall.
Fall (and even summer) brings major unknowns. But NEW DAY will be there, helping feed Arlington kids. YOU did that. Thank you.
NEW DAY feeds children in Arlington with the school district as our partner. We work directly with school counselors to find the students who are either hungry or who may be food insecure. The latter are kids who may not be hungry all the time but who do not have a consistent stream of nutritious food available to them. Counselors identify these kids and contact NEW DAY for the delivery of bags of food on Fridays. The bags are discreetly distributed to students by the counselors.
NEW DAY began as an outreach ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church and it subsequently became an independent tax-exempt nonprofit organization. NEW DAY still has close ties to the faith community. In fact, churches are an important aspect of our business plan. We have established three food packing production lines with the combined capacity of delivering 900 bags of food each week to Title I schools in Arlington. Production lines have been established at Grace Presbyterian, Westminster Presbyterian and Trinity United Methodist. We expect to establish other production lines in churches over the next few years so that we may feed all of the hungry kids in the school district.