Week Eight: Save the Date!

And just like that we are at the end of week eight! As we get closer and closer to our annual fundraiser, the Worthington Resource Pantry continues to work hard to get its voice and mission out to our neighbors. Something I got to do this week, which I really enjoyed, was spending some time to walk around downtown Worthington distributing our Save-the-Date postcards to people, but mostly to local businesses. Connecting with local business owners is such an important and FUN part of the work done by the pantry and being able to go around introducing myself and explaining our cause was something I know will prove to be well worth my time.

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You can find one of these at most any Worthington business!

Another cool part of my week was being able to sit in on a Social Enterprise Accelerator class, also known as SEA Change, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Wednesday night. Our executive director, Jennifer, has been attending these classes for the social enterprise aspect of the pantry (which I won’t share because it is still in the works, but just know it is going to be awesome!). We were able to learn about networking via strong and weak ties, how to fund your social enterprise, more about how to access grants, etc. It was interesting to hear from other people in the non-profit world ask questions and learn that many organizations struggle with the same problems. Being able to gather multiple potential social enterprises in one room and help them all at once is something that really impressed me, and I learned so much!

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Our team’s selfie at SEA Change!

Every day that I get to come to the Worthington Resource Pantry and be apart of this fantastic team is another day I’m thankful for! These next two weeks will fly by, I’m sure, but in the mean time, it’s back to work!

 

Until next week,

Natalie

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About nataliegilbertblog

Currently a full-time Summer Fellow at the Worthington Resource Pantry with The Columbus Foundation, continually pursuing opportunities to achieve health access and equity.
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