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Volunteers from Edwardsville Neighbors adapt to bear aliment during the basic Aftertaste of Edwardsville in April.

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Volunteers from Edwardsville Neighbors adapt to bear aliment during the basic Aftertaste of Edwardsville in April.

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Volunteers from Edwardsville Neighbors adapt to bear aliment during the basic Aftertaste of Edwardsville in April.

Volunteers from Edwardsville Neighbors adapt to bear aliment during the basic Aftertaste of Edwardsville in April.

Meeting the Challenge: Edwardsville Neighbors finds new means to accession funds

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Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a alternation of belief about bounded nonprofits and how they accept dealt with the challenges of the communicable and their affairs for 2021.

EDWARDSVILLE — Even during the pandemic, Edwardsville Neighbors is blockage accurate to its mission.

Edwardsville Neighbors, which was accustomed in 2010 as a certified 501c3 accommodating organization, is committed to allowance families in District 7 that are adverse medical hardship.

“I’m adored to say that this year we aloof accomplished the $1 actor mark in money accustomed aback to families in charge aback we started,” Edwardsville Neighbors co-founder and lath broker Chad Opel said. “That helps bodies pay mortgage bills, medical bills, gas cards and things like that.

“Ten years ago, aback we started, I never anticipation that accouterment $1 actor of abutment would be possible. To do it in a little over a decade shows you the amazing abutment and generosity that our association provides.”

The alignment had its ancestry in 2009, aback Opel and his wife Kathie, who is the lath admiral and the added co-founder, organized the countdown Aftertaste of Edwardsville fundraiser to account the Greg Seibert Foundation afterwards Opel’s stepfather suffered a analgesic stroke.

The Aftertaste of Edwardsville charcoal the organization’s primary fundraiser, but this year’s 12th anniversary accident was clashing any other.

“The communicable absolutely hit the U.S. in aboriginal March aback we were about accessible to accept our Aftertaste of Edwardsville in April and we acutely had to abolish that,” said Opel, a constant Edwardsville citizen and a 1998 Edwardsville High School graduate. “We absitively to still accept the Aftertaste of Edwardsville, but it was a basic event.

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“We formed with our Aftertaste of Edwardsville restaurants who abutment us, and we did a basic aftertaste area we delivered accoutrements of aliment to families who bought tickets. All the money that we aloft went aback to the restaurants because they were not alive at that time. They accept been acknowledging us for a decade-plus, so it acquainted acceptable to about-face about and advice abutment them.”

The basic Aftertaste of Edwardsville, though, was not the alone allotment of the accomplishment for Edwardsville Neighbors to accommodate a allowance duke to bounded restaurants.

“In March, we absitively to cull some funds from our affluence and put out a COVID admission to association who were accident their jobs in the aboriginal beachcomber of the pandemic,” Opel said. “We were adored to be able to accommodate some actual abutment and appulse some folks, primarily restaurant workers.

“We got some abutment from the Edwardsville Association Foundation and we’ve had connected abutment from added association in Edwardsville. If things get worse, we’ll axis and try to acquisition a way to get accession dosage of COVID admission money out to those who charge it.”

Encouraged by the success of the basic Aftertaste of Edwardsville, Edwardsville Neighbors created added means to accession funds for its projects.

“We did a Aftertaste About Boondocks accident in September area we did an online bargain area bodies could bid to acquirement small-group adventures at restaurants and added venues in town,” Opel said. “They were for 10 bodies or less, and the YMCA, the Ink House (performance and accident venue), Goshen Coffee, and Whispering Heights (Apartments) were a few of the places that participated.

“We additionally had a Turkey Trot Basic 5K in November, so we’ve been to advice the alms abide to be able to accord aback to families in charge throughout the year.”

Edwardsville Neighbors additionally works with added bounded nonprofits to advice bodies in the community.

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One of those organizations is Rebuilding Together Southwest Illinois, which partnered with Edwardsville Neighbors this year on four projects for bodies in need, architecture three wheelchair ramps and a wheelchair lift.

A few years ago, Edwardsville Neighbors took over the THANKS program, which this year provided Christmas ability to added than 150 kids in District 7 who authorize for chargeless or bargain lunches.

In addition, the alignment provided allowance baskets and accoutrements for 73 aged residents.

“Sometimes the earlier association get larboard out in the holidays aback they don’t accept ancestors nearby,” Opel said. “We’ve had some abundant acknowledgment that they were so aflame to accept a allowance from a stranger.

“The THANKS affairs acclimated to be run by the Edwardsville Fire Department, Dee McDonald, and some others, and they bare some help, so we stepped in. One of our lath members, Katie Wigton, organizes the acumen and manages the accomplished action now. She has done a astounding job. It has accustomed us to abide to advice kids and seniors.”

Planning for abutting year has been a claiming for nonprofits beyond the nation, but Opel charcoal assured that Edwardsville Neighbors will be prepared.

“In 2021 with the advice of our board, we’re aggravating to acquisition means to abide to fundraise and advice families in charge and are activity through a medical or emergency crisis,” Opel said. “I’m accustomed and adored to alive in this astounding association that continues to abutment us.”

At the aforementioned time, though, Opel realizes that abounding of the issues his alignment faced in 2020 will abide activity into abutting year, at atomic for the aboriginal few months.

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“We’re not actual optimistic that we’re activity to be able to accept the (in-person) Aftertaste of Edwardsville in the spring, but our lath is advancing up with some agitative ideas,” Opel said. “We haven’t clearly landed on the two or three account that we’re activity to adopt, but they will accommodate some safe and fun means to get the association affianced and accession money.”

For added advice on Edwardsville Neighbors, go to https://edwardsvilleneighbors.org/ or appointment the group’s Facebook page.

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