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Help Your Community
You can make an impact on the people around you, and we want to help!

NMB members, thank you for helping community!

You have the power to make a difference in your community! Whether you’re helping a neighbor in need or making cloth masks to donate to your community, we want to help by contributing up to $200!

Update as of May 1, 2020 we have received more than 100 Members Take Action Grant requests! All of the $20,000 we donated to support this program has been used up. Thank you so much for making a difference in your community!

If you weren’t able to apply to receive a grant, you can still find ways to help your community, big or small. Volunteer at your local food bank or get some inspirations from the ideas below!

Pre-approved Ideas for our Members Take Action Program:

Make and Donate Safety Supplies This could include sewing masks, making hand sanitizer, making sanitation supplies, creating crafts for shut-ins, sewing mask extenders and making quilts or blankets.

Identify Organizations with COVID-19 Related Needs
Provide support to a local food bank through monetary donations, or drop off groceries and essentials to nursing homes, senior communities, hospitals or homeless shelters.

Create Activity Boxes to Donate
Assemble boxes full of fun activities for families that are in need of some bonding time and entertainment. Ideas include activity boxes for children, movie boxes that contain popcorn, candy boxes and a movie, science fair boxes, craft/puzzle/book boxes, baking boxes and board game boxes.

Create Essentials Boxes to Donate
Put together boxes full of essential items that people in your community need. Consider creating boxes that are specific to a certain need. Examples include essentials boxes for babies, seniors, nursing homes, or boxes full of groceries or toiletries. You could also consider donating backpacks full of essential items such as socks and toiletries to homeless shelters.

Thank Frontline Workers
Order and deliver meals for restaurant gift cards to frontline workers (nurses, doctors, firefighters, EMT’s, etc.), or give gas or grocery gift cards to frontline workers to say thank you.

Thank you for helping us make a difference!

As of May 1, 2020 all of the Members Take Action Grants have been fulfilled. We apologize if you weren’t able to receive a grant through this program. In total, we donated $20,000 to help our members make a difference in their communities. 

Be sure to follow us on social media so you can see what a big difference our members are making in their communities!

As a reminder, if you received a Members Take Action Grant, we ask that you take video and photos of how the grant is used and presented. Please send pictures and videos, along with any details you can provide, via email or mail. Contact information is listed below.

National Mutual Benefit Contact Information

Email Address:

Mailing Address:
NMB Cares
National Mutual Benefit
PO Box 1527
Madison, WI 53719

Looking for other ways to get involved? Here's how

Hunger Stops Here

We've donated $60,000 to local food banks in your area. Now it's your turn. Donate some money to help your local food bank now.

Feed Our Heroes

Donate money to purchase a take-out meal from a local restaurant for a local hero in your area to enjoy with his or her family.

Thank Our Heroes

Members can order free thank you cards to send to heroes in their area, including healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store workers.

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