We have been able to accomplish great things since our founding in 2017, and none of it would be possible without you. Every dollar you donate, cookie you purchase, community dinner you attend, and every minute you spend getting to know your new neighbors and becoming an advocate is a step forward on the journey from surviving to thriving for refugees and their families.
Here is an excerpt of an impactful letter from our founder that is a representation of all the amazing things we have achieved during the 2021-2022 year despite major challenges.
I’m so excited to share with you Hello Neighbor’s 2021-2022 Impact Report!
Our highlights and success is in large part because of YOUR support! So thank you to everyone reading this who has volunteered, mentored, tutored, donated, supported, written a card or given an airport ride, donated in-kind items or your time. I truly believe in the power of building community because I see it happen every day thanks to all of YOU.
We expanded our services to include an entire Family Services department: Mentorship, Smart Start, and Study Buddy, and the creation of our Resettlement department, which provides support for new arrivals that includes securing safe and affordable housing, employment within 90 days for at least one member of a household, navigating health appointments, school enrollments, cultural orientations, and so much more.
On the national scale, the Hello Neighbor Network, powered by Hello Neighbor, has grown tremendously. Our Network scaled to 96 organizations from 36 states, we expanded our education and learning offerings, built the Annual Convening into a “must” for our members, and reframed regrants into our Resilience Grants portfolio. We also became a funder ourselves of great work happening all around the country!
On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of Hello Neighbor, I am deeply honored to share this report with you.”
Read more about this letter and our impact below: