Update May 22nd: The board has created a plan to possibly, partially reopen July, 6th.
Dear NCO Donors and Volunteers,
I hope this note finds you well during this quarantine season.
Many of you have reached out to ask how NCO’s staff are doing, and when we might reopen. As you know, NCO operates as an ALL-Volunteer non-profit, with over 65% of our “staff” falling into the COVID-19 high-risk categories. That coupled with the multi-state and local restrictions (EX: NCO is blessed by building donors that provide space in OR and WA, and within church buildings and schools), that limit group sizes and types of buildings that may operate, our board is carefully considering the timing and requirements to reopening safely.
We are prayerfully and deliberately considering how to protect our staff, donors, volunteers, Case Managers, and the children served. There are a number of plans being formalized, and we ask for your continued prayer and patience as we plan and re-work NCO’s operations to accommodate COVID-19 precautions.
As a start to this process, we polled our Care Providers to ask about their greatest needs. What we heard is that their clients are most in need of diapers and wipes. So, NCO would like to ask, if you are able, please consider purchasing wipes, diapers (sizes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6) and pull-ups of all sizes and hold on to these for a special DIAPERS/WIPES ONLY (No other donations) drop off day at two of the NCO Centers. This will allow NCO to “quarantine” these products and potentially distribute to the Care Providers earlier than an official re-opening.
Again, we are grateful for your prayer and continued interest in serving vulnerable children in our communities. Thank you! Please watch for updated dates and opportunities to serve.
Wishing you all Peace and Good Health,