Holiday Fund to Fight Hunger

Help us nourish those in need!

$625

8 supporters

$20,000 goal

Team Member

LAURETHEA KIDD

$25

by 1 supporters

$1,000 goal

Hey Family and Friends!

Happy Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is the holiday that kicks off the season of giving to local nonprofits and community-based organizations.

As you may know, I am the Executive Director of the “premier” social services organization in Hamilton, NJ, called the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Year round, we work to feed the hungry, develop simulating activities to engage our seniors, provide summer camp programming for our youth, help families to avoid homelessness, facilitate programs and services that build stronger individuals and provide resources to those impacted by COVID-19.

Like most nonprofits, we do a tremendous amount of work and we change the lives of those who need us most. However, our budget never seems to be enough to meet the needs.

We recently fed over 225 families for Thanksgiving and now are preparing to spend thousands of dollars to provide Christmas gifts to hundreds of low-income students at the nearby elementary school. So, I’m asking for your help! 

Please join me as I pledge to raise $1,000 to support the men, women and children that walk through doors of my center everyday.  Many of their stories are unbelievable and for many, we are their last hope.

As I close this plea, I just want to say, if you know me, you know that this my passion and my heart is of service to the community.  The community needs me and it need you! For I know, “there but for the grace of God, go I.” Meaning, I too like someone seen to have suffered misfortune, might have suffered a similar fate, but for God’s mercy.”

So, please give to the Wilson Center, support the work that I do for families and make a difference in the life of someone who needs you this holiday season! Every dollar helps. Thanking you in advance and enjoy your holidays!

Team Members

LAURETHEA

$25

1 supporter

Organizer

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John O Wilson Center

EIN: 22-2402481

Story

In our neighborhood, nearly 50,000 souls experience daily food insecurity!  Help us nourish our families in need.
We have all been touched by great loss and suffering during this horrible pandemic, especially seeing families in our community going hungry!

Driven to meet this sharp and dramatic rise in food insecurity, the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc. has stepped up to the plate to put food on the plate for needy moms, dads, children, and grandparents living right here in Hamilton!

In addition to our longstanding and impactful Food Pantry, which provides monthly supplies of canned vegetables and soup, pasta, rice, and other essentials to qualified recipients, the Wilson Center is home to the Mercer County Senior Nutrition Program, and has organized and sponsored numerous free, critically needed food drives throughout the year.


From Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets filled with all the trimmings to multiple Produce Box Giveaways stacked with nourishing fresh fruits and vegetables, we have seen the need first hand, mobilized our resources, nourished families, and made a real difference in the lives of our neighbors!

"The produce was fresh and plentiful and gave me many opportunities to provide my family with nourishing meals. Thank you." – Mercy H.

In addition to fighting food insecurities, the John O. Wilson Center also:

  • combats homelessness by providing emergency rent and utility financial assistance
  • hosts free educational programs which address critical issues impacting our community including domestic violence, mental health/wellness, diabetes and other health issues, etc.
  • sponsors annual Summer Camps, School Backpack and Christmas Toy Drives, and more!

"I would like thank the Wilson Center for helping me because I was in a situation of getting shut off, they were right there 100%. I was also hungry and they made sure that I had something to eat." – Michelle S.

With more than 50 years of impactful community service and support, along with serving as the home site of the local Gateway Head Start School, the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc. meets the needs of our families and improves their lives. But we need your help!

Your tax-deductible contribution of $25, $50, or whatever gift you can afford to give, will enable us to nourish the needy, mitigate homelessness, empower women and children, and strengthen families living in our Hamilton community! Please consider giving what you can, as every dollar makes a difference!

Thank you for your compassionate support and please have a joyous and wonderful holiday season!

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John O Wilson Center

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 22-2402481