Author: Olivia Foltz Buyniski

Reminder: Win Cash and Help Needs with the Piggest Raffle Ever!

Interested in supporting NEEDS…and winning cash? The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever is the perfect opportunity!

Now through October 30, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each – with 100% of your donation going directly to NEEDS! On October 31, the Flying Pig will draw a winner of $5000 cash. The winner’s charity will also receive $5000! While everyone is welcome to celebrate Flying Pig race weekend, you do not need to be present in order to win.

Entering the raffle is easy! Just visit http://piggestraffleever.com/ and select NEEDS from the drop-down list of charities. Then choose your number of tickets and click “Adopt.”

NEEDS is so excited to participate in the Piggest Raffle Ever. Thank you for your support!

Student Assistance Drive Results

At the end of the summer, NEEDS began collecting gift cards to help provide school supplies and warm winter clothing to local students. The results of the drive were incredible: a total of $9500 was distributed to the Deer Park, Princeton, Sycamore, and Silverton schools!

One Deer Park staff member described how students have benefited from the drive:

“I cannot thank you enough for the generous donation of clothing items, school supplies, and gift cards you provided to Deer Park Schools. So many of our families are struggling related to the virus. Your donation allows us to support these families during difficult times. We are able to help those experiencing homelessness get to school, the store, appointments, and after school events by providing fuel cards. We have been able to send grieving families groceries and have helped families who are losing pay due to being quarantined or having a child quarantined. This generous gift has eased a burden for many and will continue to bless our community for a long time.”

NEEDS is so grateful to be able to support families in need – and especially grateful for the generous donors who made the Student Assistance Drive a success. Thank you!

August Impact

August found NEEDS busy wrapping up the Student Assistance Drive. Meanwhile, requests for food increased substantially, while requests for emergency financial assistance remained steady. Here are this month’s numbers:

During the month of August, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 91 families – for a total of 329 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 10 families, distributing a total of $4299 to cover rent and utilities.

Reminder: Support NEEDS by Entering the Piggest Raffle Ever!

Interested in helping NEEDS…and winning cash? The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever is the perfect opportunity!

Now through October 30, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each – with 100% of your donation going directly to NEEDS! On October 31, the Flying Pig will draw a winner of $5000 cash. The winner’s charity will also receive $5000! While everyone is welcome to celebrate Flying Pig race weekend, you do not need to be present in order to win.

Entering the raffle is easy! Just visit http://piggestraffleever.com/ and select NEEDS from the drop-down list of charities. Then choose your number of tickets and click “Adopt.”

NEEDS is so excited to participate in the Piggest Raffle Ever. Thank you for your support!

Current Pantry Needs

Below is a list of most-needed pantry items for September. Donations can be dropped off during NEEDS’ open hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-1:00). Thank you!

Food:
Canned pineapple
Canned greens
Canned sweet potatoes / yams
Canned chili
Canned bean and bacon soup
Vienna sausage
Pasta sauce
Stuffing mix
Pasta sides (Pasta Roni, Knorr, etc)
Tuna Helper
Snack items

Home and Personal Care:
Laundry detergent
Body wash
Feminine hygiene pads

The Piggest Raffle Ever!

Interested in supporting NEEDS…and winning cash? The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon’s Piggest Raffle Ever is the perfect opportunity!

Now through October 30, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each – with 100% of your donation going directly to NEEDS! On October 31, the Flying Pig will draw a winner of $5000 cash. The winner’s charity will also receive $5000! While everyone is welcome to celebrate Flying Pig race weekend, you do not need to be present in order to win.

Entering the raffle is easy! Just visit http://piggestraffleever.com/ and select NEEDS from the drop-down list of charities. Then choose your number of tickets and click “Adopt.”

NEEDS is so excited to participate in the Piggest Raffle Ever. Thank you for your support!

July Impact

July saw the kickoff of the Student Assistance Drive (more details here: https://cincyneeds.org/2021/07/19/now-through-august-15-student-assistance-drive/). Meanwhile, requests for food and financial assistance both increased. Here are this month’s numbers:

During the month of July, the NEEDS pantry provided food to 76 families – for a total of 277 people!

NEEDS also provided emergency financial assistance to 11 families, distributing a total of $4298.65 to cover rent and utilities.

Current Pantry Needs

Happy August! Here is a list of this month’s most-needed pantry items.

Donations can be dropped off during NEEDS’ open hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-1:00). If you would like to contribute but can’t drop off your donation during these hours, please contact Maureen Flanagan at 513-378-8767. Thank you!

Food:
Canned pineapple
Canned greens
Canned carrots
Canned mixed vegetables
Canned baked beans
Canned beef soup
Boxed potato mixes (scalloped, au gratin, etc)
Pasta sauce
Instant oatmeal packs

Home and Personal Care:
Toothpaste
Body wash
Shampoo
Conditioner
Feminine hygiene pads
Pump hand soap
Laundry detergent
Dish soap
Paper towels

Now Through August 15: Student Assistance Drive

In just a few weeks, students all over Cincinnati will begin a new school year. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to purchase expensive supplies or provide their growing children with new, warm clothes for the coming winter. You can help by participating in the NEEDS Student Assistance Drive!

This year’s drive combines two NEEDS traditions: the annual fall school supply drive, and the HUGSS (Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks, Sweats) event that usually takes place in the winter. By combining these two drives, NEEDS hopes to get students started with everything they need for the new school year – from crayons to coats.

For the Student Assistance Drive, NEEDS is requesting financial donations (gift cards and checks) rather than physical items. Not only is this convenient for givers – it also helps to ensure that students receive the most crucial items. Donations will be distributed to over a dozen schools, and school staff will purchase the classroom supplies and warm winter clothing their students need most.

If you would like to help, please send your gift card or check (with “Student Assistance Drive” in the memo) to the address below by August 15. Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, and Kohl’s are all welcome.

NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati OH 45236


Thank you!

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