Newman’s Own Foundation Names Dr. Rafael Pérez-Escamilla to Board of Directors

WESTPORT, Conn. — Newman’s Own Foundation has announced the election of global public health expert Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD, to its board of directors. The Foundation continues the work of its founder, actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, by turning all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into donations, totaling more than $570 million to date.

Stepping Stones Tiny Home Neighborhood Receives Appliances, Donations

A truckload of appliances and $25,000 was donated to Stepping Stones Inc. on Thursday to help complete the tiny home neighborhood for youth aging out of the foster care system. Stepping Stones has worked with the Green Bronx Machine and its partner Newman’s Own Foundation to ensure youth ages 16-21 are assisted in transitioning out of foster care with hopes of avoiding homelessness as part of Stepping Stones Inc.’s Youth Transitions Project.

Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Devastated by a Fire in February, Announces a Nearly $4 Million Rebuilding Plan

Six months after a huge blaze destroyed several buildings, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp announced a nearly $4 million rebuilding plan Wednesday. “It’ll be an updated and expanded program facility. It will give a new home to the beloved program areas that were lost; arts and crafts, wood shop and cooking zone program areas. But, we are going to embrace the latest thinking in universal design to make it a fully accessible and as inclusive space as possible,” Ryan Thompson, the camp’s chief communications officer, said.

On Pine Ridge Reservation, a Garden Helps Replace an 80-mile Grocery Trip

As the COVID-19 pandemic heightened food insecurity nationally, home gardens allowed Medicine Root participants to have some control over their food supply and to help community members in need. Located in one of the nation’s most impoverished counties, the unemployment, hunger, and housing instability that have made headlines nationwide during the pandemic have persisted in Pine Ridge for generations due to the legacy of colonization and systemic oppression.

Podcast: Newman’s Own Foundation with Miriam Nelson

On The Give Back Model, Miriam shares her academic background, her work around nutrition and women’s health, and how she got involved with the Newman’s Own Foundation. She talks about the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which was founded by Paul Newman in 1988, and gives seriously ill children the opportunity to experience summer camp together.

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