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.!
Mark your calendar for October 14, 2018, to break bread from around the world!
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.
Our next cycle begins in the Fall with a deadline of September 15th, 2018.
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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