2022-23 Charity of the Year: The New Day Foundation!
New Day Foundation for Families is an accessible, trusted and patient-centric Michigan cancer support organization that provides financial and emotional resources to improve quality of life and treatment outcomes.
New Day endeavors to have the resources to support every cancer patient in need, while creating opportunities to do radical good in partnership with thought leaders and solutions seekers in the community.
New Day works in partnership with Michigan hospitals/cancer centers to help families alleviate financial toxicity, a harmful side effect that creates significant barriers to treatment and healing. Regardless of socio-economic status, financial toxicity can lead to crippling debt, bankruptcy and disruption to medical treatment, resulting in poor quality of life and reduced chance of overall survival.
Although monetary donations GREATLY impact families throughout Michigan, there are other ways to help!
Volunteers are the unsung heroes of New Day! Our network of volunteers is made of uniquely gifted individuals who lend their time, creativity and talents to help us provide hope and support to children and families as they battle cancer.
Here are just a few volunteer ideas/opportunities:
- Make blankets or other comfort items for our Care Packs
- Grocery shop and deliver for a family with cancer
- Host a private event in your home
- Volunteer as a committee member for our Hope Shines Gala
- Join our Auction Team and collect donated items
- Join our high school Youth Council
Extra Credit: Supporting your own Local COY – Here’s how it works:
This year student groups can look to their own community for nonprofits that are doing amazing work supporting their neighbors and community members. Your student group will review what nonprofits operate in your community and will select one local nonprofit that you would like to highlight as your school’s very own “Charity of the Year.” Here’s where the fun starts! After you’ve made your selection, we want schools reaching out to learn more about that nonprofits mission, benefits, organizational structure and the value they provide to your community. This information will be collected by your student group and turned into a 10-minute or less video overview of your selection.
This project gives educators the chance to encourage students to take a closer look at service leadership in their own communities, learn more about community initiatives and projects and provides students with a curricular activity (with an informational interview.) In the video overview students will also highlight their work to support this nonprofit, whether that be with fundraising, material collection, a social media awareness campaign or other creative ideas.
Help Promote Local Charities and their Work!
After your group has made the selection, follow our informational collection guide to help craft a custom video. These videos can be posted to your schools social media accounts, to local city webpages or shared with other media outlets to help spread the word and provide more exposure!
Informational Interview Video Should Include the Following (click to enlarge):
Students are encouraged to use video editing software to enhance the presentation and incorporate photos, video from student fundraising, awareness projects, images or promotional created, and video from the interview with your charities spokesperson.
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