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Northeast Community Council, Inc.'s Fundraiser:

Save the NECC After-School Connection

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THE STORY:

LATEST NEWS on 9/12/14: You did it!! 

Together, you helped NECC raise over $85,000 in less than a month!  This means our after-school program is up and running, with 55!!! students enrolled in grades K-6!   

We're keeping the Crowdrise open for another few days, because with so many kids, we need to open another room and so have to get some furniture! If you have a couch or comfy chair you were thinking of replacing, let us know, and any additional funds we raise will help us haunt Craigslist and tag sales and furnish another cozy room for the kids.

EXCITING UPDATE!  We have a challenge grant that is going to get us to our goal, if everyone pitches in by September 15!

The Northeast Dutchess Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has offered a $15,000 challenge grant that we have to match 1-1. It's all or nothing, which means we have to raise another $15,000 by September 15.  On top of the $55,000 or so that we had raised from donors and friends as of yesterday, that will get us to our goal and we'll be able to offer the same great program we've had for the last ten years, to all the children in the district who want to join.

So give now, tell your friends you gave (you can post it right to Facebook or Twitter, or email around) and help us get to the finish line! Thank you!

 

NECC's After-School Connection is a vital resource for families in Millerton and Amenia. We lost our funding but can't let the children down.

Every day nearly 50 children ages 5 - 12 come to our comfortably outfitted rooms at Millerton Elementary School. They play outside, get a healthy snack, and then get engaged in projects that develop skills in science and math, art and music. They get help with homework, they learn to work cooperatively and listen to each other.  Parents can get connected to NECC's other programs and services if they need extra help through a crisis or family problem.

For junior high students, exciting and engaging clubs are the core of the program - this fall we had planned everything from maintaining our lush and productive school garden, to robotics, newspaper club, cooking and baking, tennis, and a range of community service projects like Empty Bowls and Toys for Tots. Homework help and 'hang-out' time keep students focused and supervised during the highest-risk time of day.

For the last ten years we've been funded through the New York State Advantage After-School program. But state funding is shrinking, and our grant wasn't renewed. So we all are working together to find the money to keep the program alive. We need to raise $85,00 to run the program this year while we are seeking out new grants. Will you help?

You can also click the "start your own fundraiser" link and set your own goal, which we'll count towards our larger goal.  Can you raise $500, or $1,000 from your friends? Just think: $1,000 is all we need to keep the garden club going for the whole year - that lets us provide hundreds of pounds of produce to the school garden and to food pantries year round! Thank you for all you do to support NECC!

Please give today!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$85,005

MONEY RAISED
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  • Offline Donations

    $22,000

  • Anonymous

    $8,600

  • Community Foundation of the HV

    $1,000

  • Elyse Harney

    $1,000

  • Kristen Panzer

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anon

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $20,000

  • Joseph Rinaldi

    $3,000

  • William and Susan Steinhaus

    $200

  • Rosina Rand

    $200

  • Natalie Treadwell

    $25

  • Michelle Farinella

     

  • Sherry Rucker

     

  • Antony Gravett

    $25

  • Joan Daidone

    $25

  • Kenneth Monteiro and Leo Blackman

    $250

  • A generous new donor

    $2,000

  • Dan Sternberg & Debbie Cooper

    $1,000

  • Laraine

    $50

  • The Fosters

    $100

  • Berkshire Taconic NED Fund Challenge Grant

    $15,000

  • Amy & Jacob

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Taryn Cocheo

    $100

  • Melissa Davis

    $100

  • Sarah S.

    $30

  • Joan Osofsky

    $200

  • Helen Scoville

    $500

  • Jennifer Jaffe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John Brett

    $150

  • Stancy DuHamel

    $50

  • Sara Joannides

    $100

  • Lorraine Faison

    $100

  • Ellen & Moshe Adler

    $75

  • Nevill and Karen Smythe

    $250

  • Sam & Rebecca Busselle

    $100

  • Assemblymember Didi and David Barrett

    $250

  • MC OConnor

    $500

  • Offline donations

    $3,000

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100% Raised of $85,000 Goal

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The Team: $85,005 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Northeast Community Council, Inc.

Amount Raised

$85,005

 

100% Raised of $85,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Offline donations

Offline donations

DONATION: $3,000

4 years ago

MC OConnor

MC OConnor

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Assemblymember Didi and David Barrett

Assemblymember Didi and David Barrett

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Sam & Rebecca Busselle

Sam & Rebecca Busselle

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nevill and Karen Smythe

Nevill and Karen Smythe

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Ellen & Moshe Adler

Ellen & Moshe Adler

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Lorraine Faison

Lorraine Faison

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sara Joannides

Sara Joannides

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Stancy DuHamel

Stancy DuHamel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

John Brett

John Brett

DONATION: $150

4 years ago