The New Albany Women’s Network was proud to partner with New Albany Food Pantry during the month of July. We are grateful to our members for helping us raise over $1,000 in donations, in support of families living in our very own school district. A monetary donation to the pantry is significant because they can use their relationships to stretch the funds ten times farther, making our donation a $10,000 value. We support the Mission of New Albany Food pantry and look forward to partnering with them again in the near future.
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@NAWN.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.
2018– Emma Dunn, Rice University
2018 – Romina Biswas, Miami University
2017 – Victoria Boals, The Ohio State University
2017 – Madison Miller, The Ohio State University
2016 – Sam Malik, University of Cincinnati
2016 – Olivia Neff, Depauw University
2015 – Camilla Suarez, Harvard University
2015 – Mollie Koval, Brown University
2014 – Abigail Fox, Denison University
2014 – Adam Erlichman, Case Western Reserve
2013 – Leigha Anthony, University of Colorado Boulder
2013 – Devon Pitts, Denison University
2012 – Shana Beth Marks, Ohio State University
2012 – Katherine Miller, University of Pennsylvania
2011 – Megan Carter, Smith College
2011 – Abigail Mackey, North Carolina State University
2010 – Joe Calland, Northwestern
2010 – Lauren Thomas, Northwestern
2009 – Chelsey Craig, Ohio University
2009 – Elise Scribano, Ohio State University
NAWN is excited to introduce its new Volunteer Committee! There is always a need for this in the New Albany area, and we know our NAWN ladies have the hearts to help. Stay tuned for more local volunteer opportunities as needs in our community arise. We encourage you to participate!
|• February 20: Souper Supper, 5:30-8:00 p.m., the Heit Center
We are looking for volunteers to help at the New Albany Food Pantry’s Annual Fundraiser, Souper Supper. Volunteers are needed to serve soup from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., and to make a crockpot of soup from a recipe in the NAWN cookbook. Even if you do not volunteer, please consider attending the Souper Supper event, and enjoy soups from NAWN and across the community. Bread and dessert will also be served. Suggested donation is of $10/person.
• Birthday Bags for the New Albany Food Pantry
• New Albany Food Pantry
For more information on this volunteer opportunity, or if you are interested in receiving emails about future volunteer opportunities, please contact Nichol Butsky at at volunteer@NAWN.org.
For general information about Neighborhood Outreach or to sign up to be part of our committee please contact Carrie Bussewitz, outreach@NAWN.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@NAWN.org.