As members of the Wayne Highlands School District community, we identified a unique nonprofit organization was desperately needed. Our organization was born through direct connections within our community.
School counselors, throughout our district, were quickly uncovering that community members had a unique need to acquire resources that were often only available through time. We observed an increase in families struggling to get basic needs met while waiting for better solutions for their family. Although prevalent in our great community, at times resources require time to be acquired. The counselors recognized some needs simply must be met FAST.
Immediate needs were often put by the wayside as families struggled to keep food in their homes, acquire proper clothing, shoes, or gas money for transportation to and from mental health or doctor appointments. Overdue utility bills, home repairs and vehicle maintenance are often not deemed a priority. Students are impacted and so were our hearts. How do you learn and thrive when your basic needs aren’t being met? It was evident that providing for our families would take a village.
Our mission at “It Takes a Village” is to lean on our deep knowledge of family needs, providing students with critical resources, so they can learn and thrive.
We want you to be part of our village. Our goal is to have more financial resources at our fingertips...so we can move FAST. It is our expectation that we will have even more families needing support. Loss of jobs and financial hardships caused by the Coronavirus’ impact are at an all time high.
Will you be part of our village?