NAWN members, through the Charitable Projects Chair, coordinate several charitable projects yearly. In past years we have collected school supplies and office supply store gift cards, summer camp supplies, newborn baby supplies, and more for local organizations in need. Each December NAWN holds our “Make Holiday Magic” gift drive for local families who cannot afford holiday gifts for their children. Identified through the New Albany Plain Local Schools, NAWN receives an anonymous list of families and their holiday gift wish lists. NAWN members fulfill these wishes and help “Make Holiday Magic” for local families in need.
For more information about our Charitable Projects programs, please contact charitableprojects@nullNAWN.org.
Each year NAWN awards two $2,000 scholarships to graduating New Albany High School seniors who demonstrate strong commitment to community service, excellent spirit of leadership and cooperation, exemplary school citizenship and are in good academic standing. NAWN is able to fund these scholarships through our Endowment Fund.
2009 – Chelsey Craig, Ohio University
2009 – Elise Scribano, Ohio State University
2010 – Joe Calland, Northwestern
2010 – Lauren Thomas, Northwestern
2011 – Megan Carter, Smith College
2011 – Abigail Mackey, North Carolina State University
2012 – Shana Beth Marks, Ohio State University
2012 – Katherine Miller, University of Pennsylvania
2013 – Leigha Anthony, University of Colorado Boulder
2013 – Devon Pitts, Denison University
2014 – Abigail Fox, Denison University
2014 – Adam Erlichman, Case Western Reserve
2015 – Camilla Suarez, Harvard University
2015 – Mollie Koval, Brown University
2016 – Sam Malik, University of Cincinnati
2016 – Olivia Neff, Depauw University
2017 – Victoria Boals, The Ohio State University
2017 – Madison Miller, The Ohio State University
NAWN members volunteer their time at various community organizations and events throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities in our community, please contact volunteer@nullNAWN.org.
For general information about Neighborhood Outreach or to sign up to be part of our committee please contact Carrie Bussewitz, outreach@nullNAWN.org.
When a member of our community, NAWN member or not, is in need, Neighborhood Outreach is here to help. This group coordinates meals and other services for individuals and families going through any life event that may require some help from friends, such as the addition of a new child, a move, or an illness or death. Any member may recommend a family or individual (NAWN member or not), and any member may ask for assistance. In a normal year between 50 – 100 meals will be provided to those in need within the New Albany community. This program is a great way to fulfill NAWN’s mission of “creating a strong community.” If you or someone you know could use the help of our Neighborhood Outreach group, please contact outreach@nullNAWN.org.