On December 3, NBCC came together to be rich toward our local community as part of our Be Rich Holiday Outreach! Together, over 700 volunteers served over 2,979 hours at Santee Elementary School (East San Jose) and Garfield Community School (Redwood City School District). We gave away 1,448 packages of school supplies and over $60,000 to non-profits!
100% Money Raised Was Donated To:
Able Works’ mission is to equip individuals with financial education, life skills and assets that enable them to live free from oppression and poverty. LiveAble, one of Able Works’ programs, is a yearlong cohort focused on training female heads of households toward economic self-sufficiency. Through these cohorts, the single moms benefit from coaching, credit counseling, goal setting, educational and career planning, jobs and other resources. Our donation will help fund the training coaches for these women.
Garfield Community School is a K-8 school in the Redwood City School District. Community schools provide multiple services through intentional partnerships to provide opportunities, optimize impact and address identified needs at an individual and community level. Community schools focus on family engagement, expanded learning and family support services such as health and food resources.
Santee Elementary School is a K-6 school in the Franklin McKinley School District. Santee's mission is to develop the resourcefulness, resilience and creativity necessary to be successful in today's and tomorrow's world. Each child will engage in relevant project-based learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Students will see themselves as community advocates and agents of change, who can positively impact their community.
My Special Treasure Education Center (MST-EC) is a pre-K to 7th grade Christian school in Guatemala dedicated to providing education, food and health assistance to sons and daughters of people working at the local dump in Zone 3 of Chimaltenango. Many families do not have access to water, electricity or sewage services in homes made of metal sheets, wood and cardboard that they rent with many family members. MST-EC provides quality education, spiritual support, health and nutrition. The program also focuses on supporting those children who have learning disabilities, who often do not have another school to attend. The school believes that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty, empowering these children so that they can provide for their families and communities in the future.
Sonoma County Churches United Relief Fund is a fund set up under the umbrella of Redwood Gospel Mission in order to serve those affected by the fires in the North Bay. Redwood Gospel Mission has identified more than 500 individuals, schools and churches that have been devastated by the Northern California fires. The funds distributed go directly to the victims, and they do not overlap federal relief or other services provided. Together, more than 40 churches are joining together to make an impact.