project leader
Shanice B
location
519 Rockaway Avenue
(Brownsville )
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the project

For over 20 years the Jeremiah Program has achieved success through its’ flexibility, creativity, and resolve. In the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, 40% of all families are headed by single women. Over 9,000 children in Brownsville (54% of children) are growing up in poverty, including nearly 3,000 children under age five (Citizens Committee for Children of New York, 2017). Although single moms represent a large portion of the Brownsville community they are strong determined women who are motivated to create a better life for their children.

COVID-19 has also left so many of our families struggling to survive on purely takeout. Many of our families do not have cars, and grocery delivery services do not accept public assistance. As a result, they are forced to rely on overpriced suppliers and unhealthy food distributors. Your support will provide nutritional options for families experiencing food insecurity and emergency resources.

These are unprecedented times, that will require unprecedented leadership and the courage of our families as they navigate the new economic terrain with significantly less than they had last week. 

With your help, we will continue to work together to help address the current crisis. 

the steps

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought food security to the forefront of our minds, accessing enough healthy food has been an issue among low-income families.

With your support, we will provide 20 families in our program with nutritional food and food stipends for the remainder of the year. 

  1. Purchase food and necessary items 

  2. Work with local business to prepare nonperishable kits filled with vital essentials to distribute 

  3. Package and deliver items to families in need 

why we're doing it

Like you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For JP Brooklyn, that means understanding how it affects our families and communities. For our moms, these changes often bring complications—lost wages, food insecurity, and more.

The local stores have run out of many crucial items to keeping our families safe such as…

  • Sanitizers

  • Cleaning wipes ex. Lysol, Clorox

  • Water

  • Infant Formula

  • Diapers and wipes

  • Food

One of the biggest issues we are finding is supporting our families experiencing food insecurities through these difficult times. However, we are committed to making sure no family in our program is without.

budget

20 families x $300 per month for the remainder of the year (9 months) = $54,00



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $54,000
ioby Platform Fee Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1,670
TOTAL TO RAISE = $55,670

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donors

  • Liz P.
  • Sarah Sundberg
  • JN
  • Robert G.
  • Alex N.