Home of Val's Needy Family Fund
Good Neighbors Caring About the Health and Well-being of Those in Need For Over 90 years
P. O. Box 951, Newark, Delaware 19715-0951
The Newark Area Welfare Committee is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501 (C) (3) charitable organization based out of Newark, DE.
The Newark Area Welfare Committee works to serve the community with our Emergency Assistance Program, Food Cupboard, Holiday Food Boxes, and Shoes for In-Need Children Programs. Additional information about each program can be found in the Programs folder.
Our organization operates solely from donations from local individuals and businesses, charitable and service clubs, and grants from the City of Newark. We also receive funds from the State of Delaware, the Wilmington Flower Market, Good Neighbor Day, the New Castle County Council, proceeds from sales of our Bean Soup mix, The Christmas Shop, and responses from our annual appeal letter.
Newark Area Welfare Committee donates $2000 to City of Newark Parks & Recreation Department for Scholarship Program
The Newark Area Welfare Committee (NAWC) recently approved a donation to the City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department in the amount of $2,000 to assist in supporting the Fee Assistance program. The program is available on a limited basis for qualifying individuals, both youth and adults, and is primarily funded through the Federal Community Development Block Grant. Last year, 20 families applied and received assistance.
"The City of Newark is committed to providing recreational opportunities to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances," said city manager Carol Houck. "We are grateful for the support of community organizations like the Newark Area Welfare Committee to ensure we fulfill that commitment."
In addition to the Fee Assistance program, the City also administers the James Hall Scholarship program. Named after long-time Parks and Recreation Department director James F. Hall, the fund provides tuition assistance to youth who would otherwise be unable to participate in camps and programs. Last year, 14 families qualified to receive tuition assistance.
Families who wish to apply for either the James Hall Scholarship program or the Fee Assistance program should contact the Parks and Recreation Department. Eligibility is based on the desired program and the applicant's household income, and all inquiries and application materials are kept strictly confidential. Families who qualify are eligible to receive 20%, 50% or 70% of assistance towards the total program or camp fee.
2016 Holiday Box Program
Many thanks to the folks at Newark Toyotaworld for choosing NAWC as the recipients of their "Fill the Tundra" food collection!
NAWC 85th birthday Gala
February 20, 2016