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Youth Go sharing baskets help kids connect at home

By Kelly Hicks, executive director, Youth Go

All of us at Youth Go are beyond grateful for the $5,000 grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.  We started providing “Food Sharing” Baskets to our Youth Go Families on March 26 and as of today we have given out a total of 227 baskets to help feed 1,086 people.

For the past three weeks, we have been able to increase the level of support we had been providing and are now including hygiene products and activity kits.

The youth drop-in center in Neenah, which serves Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties, continues to provide and enhance virtual programming by adding activity kits so its youth participants can connect, chat and create while at home, and support their parents and guardians by providing food and personal essentials.

This would not have been possible without your thoughtfulness and generosity.  Please know that your support means so much to so many!

The needs of local nonprofit organizations are and will continue to be significant during the public health crisis and beyond. Ongoing donations to the fund, as well as direct donations to nonprofit organizations from individuals with a passion for specific organizations and causes, are critical now and during the weeks and months to come.

Currently granting is focused on the Fox Valley region’s most vulnerable populations and the nonprofit organizations providing urgent basic needs support such as safe shelter, food, childcare, health and financial assistance in Outagamie, Calumet, Shawano, Waupaca and the Neenah-Menasha area of Winnebago counties.

We invite you to donate now to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. You can also learn about who has given to the fund, the fund’s grant recipients, and check out our latest news and updates.

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