Women Inspiring Philanthropy Makes $50,000 Grant to NEW DAY Nonprofit
By Women in Philanthropy Communications
Posted on June 05, 2020, June 05, 2020

Volunteers pack up food

Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP), a leading Arlington philanthropic group, has made a $50,000 grant to NEW DAY of Arlington, a local non-profit organization that provides food support for homeless and at-risk youth.

“This is an extraordinary and generous commitment by Women Inspiring Philanthropy that will enable NEW DAY to expand its important programs that provide supplemental food to students in the Arlington ISD and summer programs,” said Michael McCoy, Vice-President of the NEW DAY board of directors.

Women Inspiring Philanthropy is a non-profit group of women seeking to transform lives in the Arlington area through philanthropy. Each member gives at least annually, which is then matched with donations by the local nonprofit organization.

Linda Dipert of Women Inspiring Philanthropy said, “WIP’s mission is to make change happen, but unprecedented times require you to pivot and reevaluate. During these days of uncertainty, feeding our children rises to the top of importance. We thank NEW DAY for their passion, their heart, and their love for our children.”

An Internal Revenue Service approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit backed by four Arlington churches, NEW DAY volunteers procure and distribute food to homeless and other at-risk students for weekend consumption during the school year.

NEW DAY provides food bags to AISD counselors who identify food-insecure students and provide them the bags. Since its inception in 2005, NEW DAY’s reach has grown to include 60 percent of Arlington ISD schools. More than 1,000 bags of food were distributed to schools and students on a weekly basis during the 2020 school year.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NEW DAY provided over 1,200 bags of weekend food to Mission Arlington. NEW DAY will also provide food to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington in the summer of 2020.

NEW DAY was launched as a mission project by Grace Presbyterian Church of Arlington, and is now also affiliated with Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Fielder Church. Food storage and packing space is provided by each church and volunteers fill and distribute the required sacks of food to the participating schools.

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