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Now Through August 15: Student Assistance Drive

NEEDS is holding our annual Student Assistance Drive!

Each year, NEEDS collects donations of gift cards from Target, Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer. These gift cards enable staff at 17 local schools to purchase school supplies for needy students, as well as personal items such as underwear, socks, and hygiene products that are urgently needed.

Please consider donating a gift card from one of these stores. You can also write a check, and our volunteers will purchase a gift card on your behalf.

Please mail your gift card or check to:
NEEDS
c/o Kenwood Baptist Church
8341 Kenwood Rd
Cincinnati OH 45236

You can also donate through PayPal on our website (remember to mark your donation for the Student Assistance Drive): https://cincyneeds.org/donate-volunteer

Please donate by August 15. Thank you!

Reminder: 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 April 30, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each – with 100% of your donation going directly to NEEDS! On May 1, 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.”

If you are a runner, you can also support NEEDS when you register for a Flying Pig race event. For more information about registration discounts and other perks, visit our Facebook page.

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

A Month of Generosity

February may be a short month, but it’s been packed with activity for NEEDS volunteers and donors!

Early in the month, Logan Symson of Amberley Village (pictured above) organized a food drive to support the NEEDS pantry. Despite rough weather, the drive was a success – and Logan hopes to organize additional drives in the future!

Later, NEEDS volunteers presented funds from the Student Assistance Drive to Maple Dale Elementary. School officials will use these funds to make sure students have warm winter clothing.


Of course, many of us will remember February 2022 as the month the Cincinnati Bengals made it to the Super Bowl. To our excitement, several local organizations – Twin Lakes Retirement Community, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Youth, and Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church – celebrated by holding “Souper Bowl” drives to benefit the NEEDS pantry. Though the Bengals fell short of a win, NEEDS was a winner this month!

New Deadline: 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 April 30, you can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each – with 100% of your donation going directly to NEEDS! On May 1, 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!

NEEDS Helps Elementary Students Stay Warm

Jan Deters presents a check at Evendale Elementary.

As many of us bundle up against this month’s winter storm (or stay cozy inside!), other families in our community struggle to afford much-needed winter clothing. Thanks to the generosity of our donors during the Student Assistance Drive, NEEDS was recently able to help! NEEDS volunteers delivered gift cards and funds to four local elementary schools – Stewart, Evendale, Sharonville, and Sycamore – so that school officials could help to provide underprivileged students with warm clothing for the winter.

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!

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!

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!

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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