Earlier this week, Lisa Gurwitch, President & CEO of Delivering Good; David Greenstein, Delivering Good Executive Committee Member; Carole Postal, Delivering Good Board Secretary and Executive Committee Member; and Taylor Gray, treasurer of the Countess Moira Charitable Foundation visited Charleston, West Virginia. They convened a Nonprofit and Community Agency Listening Session, gathering information and learning from stakeholders in the state.
With generous funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Delivering Good has worked with children and families living below the federal poverty line throughout the 55 counties of West Virginia since 2003. In collaboration with the Mountaineer Food Bank and Facing Hunger Food Bank, Delivering Good has distributed a total of $13.3 million worth of clothing, shoes, toys, books, educational materials and other vital necessities to people in need throughout the state.
The participants gained insights into the issues facing this community, from changing economic opportunities, the opioid epidemic, the overloaded foster system and the struggle to rebound from natural disasters.
During the listening session, Delivering Good heard from members of the community about the crucial need for hygiene products, diapers, wipes, backpacks, socks and underwear. West Virginians also stressed the importance of new clothing and basic essentials that they all need but simply can’t afford. The Delivering Good team is humbled to have participated in such a worthy event, and proud to continue to provide new items to the West Virginia community and throughout the United States.