Good neighbors caring about the health and well-being of those in need for over 90 years.

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The Newark Area Welfare Committee (NAWC), an all-volunteer organization, in cooperation with community partners, is committed to helping Newark area families in crisis regain balance by providing them the necessities of life.

NAWC envisions a community where no one goes without food, shelter, heat and the other essentials of life.  

We are committed to being a trusted resource that establishes and supports diverse programs to provide the services our neighbors in crisis need. To meet this challenge we strive to identify new initiatives that will extend our reach and effectiveness.


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The Newark Area Welfare Committee, along with nine other area non-profits, was the recipient of a grant from the Newark New Century Club in June 2019.

The women’s club gave $24,000 to NAWC in order to help neighbors in need. This is the fifth year of the club’s grant program which was started after selling its 97-year-old headquarters on Delaware Avenue, which was demolished in 2014. The club invested the proceeds from the sale and decided to share the money with community organizations each year.

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Newark is a great community, one where we work together to help one another! You can continue to do your part by providing support to our neighboards in need. The most significant impact you can make this time of year is to give to NAWC's Annual Appeal.

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2019 annual meeting and volunteer reception

In May NAWC hosted its annual meeting and volunteer reception at the Courtyard by Marriott - University of Delaware. At the reception, the 2019 Good Neighbor Award honorees, the Handloff Family, were recognized.


Newark Area Welfare Committee is a 501 (c)(3) charity and partner of the Food Bank of Delaware and Feeding America.

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