Fostering self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.
Dear Friend,

First, we hope this message finds you healthy and safe during these unsettling times.

This month, Isles hit an organizational milestone as we reached our 39th anniversary. While this is shaping up to be our strangest and quite possibly most challenging year, I’m proud of our ability to find new ways to meet the needs of those we serve.

To that end, see some highlights of what we’ve been up to below.

In community,
Whether you are 8 or 80 years old, gardening has many benefits beyond fresh food– it’s great physical activity, a family bonding activity, “nature therapy” and an exercise in problem solving and learning through your successes and failures. Isles is kicking off our gardening season by distributing 400 seeds and seedlings to our garden network members.
Isles’ healthy homes team has been hard at work making cloth masks for our asthma and healthy homes customers, to deliver to families alongside school supplies in partnership with Princeton University. We’re also converting healthy homes training and other content into online formats to be publicly accessible.
Isles Youth Institute’s remote learning program is underway. We’re staying connected with students through Isles-provided chromebooks, helping them stay on track to meet their educational goals. Many are food insecure, and we’re working to connect them with resources as well as offer trainings targeted at young people, so they can keep themselves and their families healthy.
We’re getting creative! Isles’ Environmental Health Services Specialist Barbora Hroncova revealed her carpentry skills. She’s making tables for the Social Profit Center using reclaimed wood that was saved from the former Mill One floors. Interested in leasing opportunities? Check out our video walkthrough and email to learn more. 
Watch the message Isles’ Founder and CEO Marty Johnson sent to the Isles team in recognition of our 39 years of fostering self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities. 
Your support makes this work possible! Today is #GiveFromHomeDay, a national fundraising drive to support organizations working to help those communities most affected by the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.