As Toberman and the community continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we discover our community is RESILIENT. Thanks to your generous donation, we will rebuild and support the families in need so that they do not fall behind. Your gift will make an immediate and lasting positive impact in the lives of Toberman families in the Harbor area.
To meet the challenges during the pandemic we have added the following new programs:
● Wifi Club and technology support to help students stay ahead in school. Offering
laptop lending for 50+ youth and onsite internet access for all students.
● Daily Grab & Go meals to combat increased food insecurity, distributing over
36,000 meals since the onset of the pandemic.
● Mobile food pantry, delivering groceries directly to the homes of 500+ families
on a daily basis.
● Rental and Utility Assistance, awarding over $650,000 in assistance to ensure
children will be able to stay in their homes amidst record unemployment.
● After-school programming moved online to provide tutoring, mentoring,
wellness classes, enrichment classes, and civic engagement.
Your gift helps families like this one:
When the Safer at Home order went into effect Ruben, his brother, and their mother were living in their car. With no access to the internet for distance learning, Ruben began hanging out with gangs and getting into trouble. After being picked up by police, Ruben was referred to gang prevention. His mentor helped him every day in the Toberman Wifi Club to make sure him and his brother were attending school. Taking a holistic approach, we also supported their mom to obtain safe housing, employment, and groceries for the entire family. Now, Ruben is passing his classes, enjoying the prevention program at Toberman, and living in affordable housing with his family.
Other ways to give include:
Employer Matched Giving
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Become a Toberman Ambassador
Toberman Ambassador's play a vital role in our fundraising process. A Toberman Ambassador creates their own fundraising campaign page (similar to a GoFundMe page) with assistance from our Development Department. The campaign page is customized and personalized to the Ambassador’s liking and a web link is created which can be shared throughout their personal network. All of the funds raised go directly to supporting Toberman Neighborhood Center and our mission.
We gladly accept in-kind donations. New and used items are greatly appreciated. See attached in-kind list.
Donating stock to Toberman Neighborhood Center is easy and all stock gifts are tax deductible.
Shop at or donate to our auxiliary-run thrift store. We sell a variety of clothing, shoes, and small furniture items. The thrift store is open daily from 9:00-2:00
Leave a Legacy
A great way to entrust a portion of your estate to Toberman Neighborhood Center is through a planned gift. There are many planned giving option available - we recommend you contact your attorney for more information. Here are a few ways you can make a planned gift to Toberman Neighborhood Center:
The easiest way to leave part of your legacy to Toberman Neighborhood Center is to name the organization in your will.
Establish a charitable trust that guarantees income and provides you with a tax deduction.
Retirement and/or Life Insurance
Make Toberman Neighborhood Center a beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy.