Giving back. Paying forward. Having heart.
Good ideas are worth spreading. Dublin School students are spearheading the effort to create a platform at TedxInnovationDr where people can come together to share various ideas that can be implemented in Dublin’s society. The Dublin Community Foundation committed $3,500 to support this event.
Mark your calendar for July 7, 2018, for this thought-provoking event in our own backyard!
Did someone say bread? Dublin Arts Council (DAC) engages the community, cultivates creativity and fosters life-long learning through the arts. The DAC will leverage the funds from the Dublin Community Foundation to host B.R.E.A.D!, a multicultural festival of arts and community on October 14, 2018. The festival will reconnect the increasingly diverse Dublin community via shared experiences of making and breaking of traditional breads of the many cultures represented in the community. The Dublin Community Foundation committed $1,000 to the Dublin Arts Council in support of B.R.E.A.D.!
The Dublin Food Pantry is dedicated to providing for the needs of hungry people by collecting and distributing food and grocery products, educating the community about hunger, and collaborating with others who address basic human needs. This grant will help the organization increase their participation in the Dublin City School’s summer feeding program and with Blessings in a Backpack, making weekly pickups of fresh produce from Mid-Ohio Foodbank to distribute to individuals in need in the community. The Dublin Community Foundation committed $4,000 to support this work.
Welcome Warehouse provides resources to Dublin City and School District residents who are temporarily in need because of job loss, underemployment, health crises, or other challenges. With their awarded funds, they will purchase new school supplies and backpacks for children in need, come back-to-school season. Welcome Warehouse prepares standardized school supply kits for elementary, middle and high-school students based on the supply lists published by Dublin City Schools. The Dublin Community Foundation has committed $4,000 to Welcome Warehouse to support this effort.
The Dublin Computer Science Club empowers students to expand their computer science skillsets and build the foundation for a career. With the awarded funds, the student leaders of the Computer Science Club will create workshops targeted to cultivate computing and technology interest in younger Dublin students—with an emphasis on girls.
Girls on the Run of Central Ohio envisions and is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. With its awarded funds, Girls on the Run will continue to serve Daniel Wright Elementry and introduce programming at Olde Sawmill Elementary, Riverside Elementary and Davis Middle School.
School Rocks Party Box focuses on the whole child, knowing that a child cannot grow and learn without the basic necessities. School Rocks Party Box enriches children’s educational experience in an effort to make the classroom a more positive and rewarding experience. With the awarded funds, School Rocks Party Box will bring a free book fair to Daniel Wright Elementary—providing 200 new books to students.
Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) seeks to equip girls with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthy, independent, productive and violence-free lives. The organization has a mission to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures. Girls do not have to pay to participate in ROX and the funds awarded will enable facilitators to continue to conduct implementation at their school sites.
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“The Dublin Foundation generously supports the Welcome Warehouse Back-to-School Outreach, which provides new school supplies and backpacks to Dublin City Schools’ students in need before the start of each school year. The Outreach is also a fun community-building event with activities and games for families to enjoy together. The Foundation’s funding has allowed us to expand the Outreach to serve more than 450 children annually. Their support helps students succeed in the classroom and strengthens our community.”
– Jean Griffith, Executive Director, Welcome Warehouse