FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Impact Las Vegas AWARDS $67,000 GRANT TO The Just One Project
- Women’s Collective Giving Group funds will purchase a refrigerated box truck to collect large food donations, transport food at a safe temperature and make bulk deliveries to homebound clients -
LAS VEGAS, NV –June 8, 2021 – The members of Impact Las Vegas, a Nevada nonprofit women’s collective giving organization in its eighth grant year, voted on Saturday, June 5th to award their $67,0000 grant to The Just One Project.
The Just One Project was founded in 2014 on the belief that one person, Just One, could make the difference in the life of another. In the last three years, The Just One Project has grown to be the largest distributor of groceries to food insecure individuals in Nevada with a mission to keep the community connected by inspiring people to get involved, give back, and make a difference.
The Just One Project has four programs driving the organization: Community Market, Home Delivered Grocery Program, Pop Up & Give Mobile Market and Youth Programs. They remove barriers for their clients by having limited to no eligibility criteria and they increase access to food by serving multiple days per week, delivery for all ages, and food assistance on the weekends.
In 2020, they were able to provide 7,000,000+ pounds of groceries to 386,769 residents of Southern Nevada.
With a $67,000 grant from Impact Las Vegas, The Just One Project will be able to expand their food rescue and home delivered grocery program by purchasing a refrigerated box truck. A refrigerated box truck will help them collect large food donations and safely store and transport the food in the refrigerated unit, keeping the food at a safe temperature during the warmer months and allowing them to make bulk deliveries to homebound clients.
This funding will result in 25,000 pounds of food recovered from local retailers and partners and 20,833 meals distributed to 35,000 clients each year.
According to Founder and Executive Director, Maureen Romito, the 2021 grant award of $67,000 represents the combined giving from sixty-seven Impact Las Vegas Members. “In our collective giving model, “ she explained, “100% of each woman’s individual membership donation is pooled so that we can make a bigger difference and have a more significant impact with our charitable giving than any of us could do alone.”
In February 2021, Impact Las Vegas received grant letters of inquiry from 77 Southern Nevada nonprofits. Members then narrowed the field to 16 organizations who submitted full grant applications. In April, Member volunteers scored and evaluated these applications, choosing four semi-finalists for virtual site visits in May.
Two Finalists made short presentations to all Impact Las Vegas Members on Saturday, June 5th where each member voted and chose the organization's eighth grant recipient.
“It was an incredibly difficult decision for our 67 Members,” said Ms. Romito. “But when the Impact Las Vegas ' grant was announced each of us witnessed, first-hand, the power of women connecting, giving as one.”
The Just One Project Founder and CEO, Brooke Neubauer, agreed, “The Just One Project is honored to partner with Impact Las Vegas! This funding will have a large and long-term impact on the community each year because we will now have a reliable company vehicle to recover hundreds of thousands of pounds of food from our partners, expanding our food rescue and home delivered grocery program. Thank you to the Members of Impact Las Vegas for this generous gift!”
About Impact Las Vegas:
Impact Las Vegas consists of women who donate $1,000 each year by December 31st. 100% of these membership donations is pooled and given out as an annual grant to a Southern Nevada nonprofit organization in one of five focus areas: Culture, Education, Environment, Family, or Health & Wellness. For more information on Impact Las Vegas or to become a member, please visit the website at www.impact-lv.org. Or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Just One Project:
The Just One Project is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in Nevada in November 2014. TJOP is a grass-roots organization whose vision is to Inspire, Impact, and Change. It is our goal to connect people in the community with opportunities of kindness through good deeds, and we believe that one person, Just One, could make the difference in the life of another. We are proud to be the innovators of dignifying, and engaging programming for those we serve, and we always serve with compassion. The Just One Project has four programs driving our organization, Community Market, Home Delivered Grocery Program, Pop Up & Give Mobile Market and Youth Programs. We remove barriers for our clients by having limited to no eligibility criteria and we increase access to food by serving multiple days per week, delivery for seniors, and food assistance on weekends. For more information, visit the website at www.thejustoneproject.org.