Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Today’s Date: * Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

7256 Hamilton Hills Dr
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
United States
County *
Hamilton County
Point of Contact for Magnified Giving Youth * Mary Beth Knight
Point of Contact’s Title *
Point of Contact’s Email Address *
Point of Contact’s Phone Number (513) 392-6600
Executive Director’s Name *
Mary Beth Knight
What is the mission of your organization?
To improve the health, academic and life outcome of Cincinnati’s most vulnerable children through increased access and consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables, while providing hands on/ experiential learning opportunities that improve their knowledge of healthy food and its’ outcome on disease risk reduction, academic success and physical/mental well being.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (8) Health
  • (9) Hunger
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
We believe that every person has a purpose, a unique gift or talent that makes them unique, valuable and needed by society. We also know that when children grow up without proper nutrition, in generational poverty and hungry, they are often stuck in fight or flight , survival mode. When stuck in this mode they are far less likely to achieve the academic success that could help them break the poverty cycle. MyWhy works to increase the amount of fresh, health produce area students are consuming on a weekly basis so that they can experience better physical and mental health, along with increased focus and memory, which then improves their outcome in the classroom, and alleviates the stress of survival mode. We know that providing vital nutrients to the same students week after week for a number of years helps them transition from survival mode to thrive mode. We have witnessed academic, health and life success all attributed to alleviating hunger and increased consumption of healthy foods on a regular basis.

We also know that todays students are tomorrows leaders. Students participating in Magnified Giving and other philanthropy programs in their youth can bring about remarkable changes in our society’s number one problem – poverty, hunger and violence. These problems are all tied together. A recent study showed that one of the direct causes of gun violence is hunger and malnutrition. Students participating in Philanthropy projects that are willing to immerse themselves in understanding the root cause of a problem will be able to make great strides in solving the problem in their lifetime.

The solution lies within…. and young philanthropists please know- YOU ( your time, your efforts, your empathy, your hard work, your compassion and your respect for those suffering ) ARE THE ANSWER

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
We host 12 produce distributions a month that are evenings or weekends and would love assistance. Events are typically 4 hours long.
During these produce “markets” we also engage children in attendance in fun math games, or environmental science or food prep lessons as a way to increase their knowledge, and build relationships.
The 2024 schedule will be updated on our website by April 30th, 2024
A link to register as a volunteer will also be on the website by April 30thWe also raise money working the concession at Xavier Basketball games, students ages 16 and up can volunteer at these events! Dates are released in early September for each season. We work every XU home game. Volunteers can contact Mary Beth Knight via email with – VOLUNTEER AT XU GAMES as the subject line. We will also post a sign up genius link on our website once the schedule has been released.
Volunteer coordinator Mary Beth Knight
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 392-6600
Student Connection Preference (click all that apply): *
  • Email Us at the Point of Contact Phone Number