I recently stopped by Project Worthmore to learn more about their services and some exciting news about their new building. You can catch my interview with Executive Director, Frank Anello, HERE. Keep reading to learn more and how you can help.
Project Wortmore has been serving refugees in the community since 2009 and has grown to six programs and services.
- English Language Program (in partnership w/ Emily Griffith Technical College)
- Delany Community Farm (a 5-acre farm that supports refugees through sustainable agriculture and community building)
- Community Navigators (help with essential services and programs that can often be overwhelming for newcomers)
- Yu Meh Food Share (a culturally-relevant food access program run by the refugee community)
- Family Partners (pairs volunteer and refugee families with the hope they develop meaningful relationships that aid in social bridging)
- Worthmore Clinic (a five-chair dental clinic offering comprehensive restorative and preventative dental care to the refugee community)
Project Worthmore recently went under contract on a building that will more than double their space, double the dental clinic, offer a commercial kitchen, have classroom space, offer rental space for refugee and immigrant businesses, and more. Currently, Project Worthmore has raised enough money for the down payment on the building and are continuing fundraising efforts for the acquisition and renovation of the building. You can learn more and help them reach their goals by donating HERE.
You can also help this great community cause by volunteering, specifically at the community farm or by delivering food within a three-mile radius to refugees. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here. Project Worthmore also distributes Care Packages with fresh produce and other household necessities. You can donate specific items such as toiletries, hygiene products, and dry goods. Here is a list of needs. Contact Anne Kedl (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a drop-off or for further information.
Project Worthmore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping our refugee neighbors for the past decade. I strongly encourage the Central Park community to help in any way you are able.