NextGen Cares: Who are we and what do we do?
NextGen is the next generation of NEMEON. We are a thriving group of inspired individuals who want to change our world. We realized there was a possibility for our group to lead all members of NEMEON in a philanthropic mission. In 2018, Brett Barry, former NextGen Representative, sparked the flame when he brought the members together to support St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. NEMEON raised over $16,000 for St. Jude, but we knew this was only the beginning.
Towards the end of 2018, the NextGen Philanthropic Committee was created, and ideas began to flow. Adopting the name NextGen Cares, we were off to a running start making imitative t-shirts and plans for the new year. We wanted to make a bigger footprint and support not only St. Jude's, but also charities that work with our military heroes and those less fortunate than us. Thus, this year we announced NextGen Cares would be raising money for St. Jude's, Wounded Warrior Project, and Habitat for Humanity. We launched our new name and program plans at the NEMEON Annual Meeting in Dallas this year. All of us at NextGen thank you for all the support we received from t-shirt and raffle sales. We were able to raise over $5,000 in a short 4-day event. We plan to raise much more throughout this year, so keep your eyes open for any upcoming announcements. We would love to see every member take part in raising funds for one of the philanthropic options, or perhaps all three!