Community Dental Day: March 6

According to the CDC, more than 30% of American adults aged 20-44 are living with untreated tooth decay. Over a third of American adults have not seen a dentist within the past year. As the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report indicates, oral health affects much more than our smiles – it’s a crucial component of overall wellbeing. Dental problems can painfully lower quality of life, and since many diseases are first detected through oral symptoms, routine oral exams are critical in maintaining good health. But for many in our community who lack insurance coverage and are short on cash, regular dental care is simply out of reach.

Fortunately, UC Blue Ash College is here to help! On March 6, UC dental hygiene students will partner with local dental professionals to offer free exams and essential services. We would love for all of our NEEDS clients to take advantage of this terrific opportunity.

Who: Adults (aged 18 and over) can participate in the clinic.
Where: UC Blue Ash College, Walters Hall (#4 Metro Bus Line, Plainfield Rd)
When: Friday, March 6 from 8:00-2:00. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Available services: Patients can choose one of the following free services – cleaning, filling, or extraction.

While the free community dental day is an annual event, UC Blue Ash College also offers low-cost preventive services to adults and children throughout the year.

For more information about UC Blue Ash Dental Hygiene Clinic and community dental day, call 513-936-1668 or visit https://www.ucblueash.edu/dentalday.

Fill the Truck

NEEDS volunteers are always eager to join forces with other organizations in order to serve our community. A wonderful recent example is NEEDS’ participation in Fill the Truck – an annual event sponsored by Frame USA that benefits more than half a dozen local charities.

This year, seven semi-trucks parked at shopping centers across the Cincinnati area to welcome donations for those in need. Each truck was soon filled with a variety of essential products, from food and toiletries to new blankets and warm winter clothing. Frame USA workers then organized and distributed the donations to each partner charity. NEEDS was especially grateful to receive canned food to stock the pantry shelves, as well as personal care items like paper towels, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene products. Since toiletries are not covered by SNAP, they are often difficult for NEEDS clients to afford – and donations of these items are greatly appreciated. Thanks to the generosity of Fill the Truck contributors, NEEDS received so many donations that our volunteers were able to share with the Shelterhouse, an organization dedicated to supporting the homeless in Cincinnati.

It is so exciting for NEEDS to collaborate with other groups in helping our community. Thank you to all who participated!

Current Pantry Needs

Our pantry has been very active lately – it’s not uncommon for us to serve over a dozen families each day! Here are the items we currently need most:

Food:
Canned beef stew
Canned chili
Canned Beefaroni / macaroni and beef
Canned pasta without meat / original Spaghettios
Canned chicken

Personal Care Items:
Shaving cream or gel
Toothbrushes
Tissues
Diapers in all sizes
Depends in all sizes

Pantry donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church (8341 Kenwood Rd) Monday-Thursday from 9:00-4:00. NEEDS volunteers are on site every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-1:00. Thank you!

NEEDS Holiday Hours

NEEDS will be closed on:

  • Tuesday December 24, 2019
  • Thursday December 26, 2019
  • Tuesday December 31, 2019

NEEDS will reopen on Thursday January 2, 2010 at 9:00 am.


Our panty hours are 9:00 am -1:00 pm Tuesday and Thursdays.

If you are looking for a meaningful Christmas worship service this season, please visit one of the churches that supports NEEDS.

On behalf of the NEEDS board, our volunteers, and supporting organizations, we wish you a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.

End of Year donations

NEEDS appreciates all donations to our mission to assist families in northeast Cincinnati with emergency financial needs.

We receive a large part of our funding in the last two months of the year.
If you’d like to make an end-of-year financial donation your can do it either:

Electronically via Paypal here.


Or mail a check to:

NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Thank you! We appreciate your generosity.

NEEDS is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Local Schools Partner with NEEDS

NEEDS would like to thank three local schools for their support!

  • Just before Thanksgiving, families and faculty at Montgomery Elementary School donated over 600 food and personal care items to the NEEDS pantry.
  • Students from E.H. Greene Middle School not only held a food drive to support NEEDS and other groups, but made a trip to the NEEDS pantry to help organize donated items.
  • Madeira Elementary School welcomed NEEDS volunteers with colorful signs…and so much food that it could barely fit in the car!

NEEDS pantry coordinators Janie and Maureen say that it’s heartwarming to see young people eagerly serving others. These students’ energy and enthusiasm are infectious! NEEDS is so grateful for the generosity of families and faculty at each school.

Remember NEEDS on Giving Tuesday

Please partner with NEEDS this Giving Tuesday!

How you can help:

1. Donate food and supplies to our pantry. We are always in need of nonperishable food, as well as personal care items like shampoo, deodorant, and feminine care products. You can drop off your donation on Giving Tuesday from 9:00-4:00. (Can’t make it that day? No problem – donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church any Monday-Thursday.)

2. Share your time. NEEDS is open to serve our community every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-1:00. We need volunteers to staff our pantry and desk each week, greeting our clients and fulfilling requests.

3. Make a financial donation. Your contribution on Giving Tuesday will help us to support our community throughout the year.

NEEDS Closed Nov 28, 2019

NEEDS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2019.

We wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Day!

We will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at 9 am.

You can leave a message on our hotline 513-891-0850

Coming Up: Giving Tuesday

The weather is getting colder. The holiday season is just a few weeks away. Many of us are making plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with family…and then celebrate all of the great shopping deals available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

This year, why not keep the fun going on Tuesday?

Mark your calendar for December 3, 2019 – Giving Tuesday!

Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for individuals and groups around the world to join in giving back to their communities. And investing in our community is exactly what we do at NEEDS – whether we’re providing food to the less fortunate, or offering financial assistance to keep local families in warm homes.

Please partner with NEEDS this Giving Tuesday!

How you can help:

1. Donate food and supplies to our pantry. We are always in need of nonperishable food, as well as personal care items like shampoo, deodorant, and feminine care products. You can drop off your donation on Giving Tuesday from 9:00-4:00. (Can’t make it that day? No problem – donations can be dropped off at Kenwood Baptist Church any Monday-Thursday.)

2. Share your time. NEEDS is open to serve our community every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-1:00. We need volunteers to staff our pantry and desk each week, greeting our clients and fulfilling requests.

3. Make a financial donation. Your contribution on Giving Tuesday will help us to support our community throughout the year.



For more information about giving to NEEDS, visit our volunteer page: https://cincyneeds.org/donate-volunteer/

For more information about Giving Tuesday, check out https://www.givingtuesday.org/

St. Xavier High School brings 3,000 pounds of food to NEEDS!

For the last four years, the students at St. Xavier High School compete with each other to see who can bring in the most non-perishable food items for NEEDS! 

The students go in their neighborhoods and request non-perishable donations and then bring them to school where they are weighted to see who brought in the most!

This year on November 3, St X alumni) Tom Young and Dean Backscheider (in photo above) brought the donations of canned fruit, vegetables, cereal and other much needed supplies.

Over 3,700 pounds of food were donated!

NEEDS volunteers came in to sort and stock the generous donation. With the holidays coming up, this will help many families have a good holiday.

Thank you St. Xavier High School!!!


You can drop off a donation of nonperishable food, household supplies (laundry and dish soap), or personal hygiene items to:

Kenwod Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Our volunteers are there Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
You can drop off donations at the church office Monday-Thursday 9:00 amd-4:00 pm.

Please send us an email cincyneedspresident@gmail.com or phone (513) 891-0850 to tell us you are dropping off a donation, so we can be prepared.

Thank you!



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