The North End Cares: Covid Crisis Support

Spread the Word: Emergency Rental Assistance is coming for residents impacted by COVID-19. Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities will administer the new program. See also this flyer for details on required documentation and income limits.

The NENA Aid Program

The NENA Aid Program was created to address urgent community needs in 2020. It was driven by a committee of three NENA Board members and three outside members, led by John Llewellyn.  John and some others have stepped down – BUT the Donate buttons still work, the need is still great, and we hope the Aid Program will be continued. If not, your direct contributions to the organizations listed below (or others) are still important.

North End Neighbors Donated $5,370, NENA matched, in first-ever Christmas Appeal

North End neighbors donated a total of $5,370 to support COVID-crisis community needs in NENA’s first-ever Christmas Appeal.

John Llewellyn imported this great idea from his childhood in England, where such Appeals were common. NENA matched every dollar contributed by individuals and businesses, dividing the total between these important community organizations:

  • Interfaith Sanctuary
  • Faces of Hope
  • City Light
  • Life Kitchen
  • City of Good

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The NENA Aid Program

The North End Neighborhood Association has played a significant role in mitigating the local effects of the Covid crisis.

In 2020, North End neighbors contributed roughly $16,000. NENA added to that, from its own reserves, to distribute more than $40,000 in support of local organizations doing critical community service work:

    • Jesse Tree provides a hand up to people experiencing a financial crisis, empowering them to remain in their homes.  
    • Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter serves people of all genders, races, religions, and sexual orientation, as well as families with children, by providing safe overnight emergency shelter and practical services to transition out of homelessness.
    • Faces of Hope meets the medical, legal, safety, education and basic needs of individuals and families in a warm and welcoming environment. Specifically, they help those affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and stalking.
    • City of Good  was created by Boise businesses and civic organizations to feed those who are isolated or in need in our community – and put people back to work in this effort during our challenging time of the COVID-19 crisis. 
    • Life’s Kitchen provides a 16 week food service and life skills training program for young adults ages 16-20 years old who face significant barriers to success. Food is provided to various school programs and homeless shelters.
    • City Light provides emergency services for homeless women and children such as meals, shelter and clothing, as well as education, work-search assistance, mental health counseling, and addiction recovery.

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NENA is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization.  Contributions generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business. If taking a deduction is important to you, please consult your tax adviser or donate directly to the organizations listed here.