At Nova Insider, we prioritize serving Villanova and our surrounding community before all else. We strive to use our love of basketball to bring awareness to and raise funds for causes we believe in. Here are some of our past partners that we are proud to have worked with and hope to do so again:
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
ALSF is dedicated to changing children's lives through impactful research, raising awareness and supporting families to help cure pediatric cancer. Every year, we partner with ALSF to run a March Madness bracket to raise money for struggling families.
In April 2020, we partnered with Frankki Romano '15 to raise $40,000 via GoFundMe and to help coordinate and feed 6000+ doctors and nurses fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines.
Worked with Jasmine Mays '22 to help raise money for dozens of COVID Relief Kits in addition to a sustainable pantry on campus where students could acquire household products associated with preventing the spread of COVID-19.
United War Veterans Council
Worked with Diego Rubio '11 to donate hundreds of masks and other PPE to homeless veterans. We also produced hundreds more, along with other PPE and merchandise, to successfully and safely execute the 2020 Veteran's Day Parade in NYC despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.
We have run multiple campaigns to raise money for and donated winter clothing to the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia, a student-run homeless shelter in Philly that provides a place to sleep, warm meals, a variety of holistic programs, and assistance in attaining permanent housing.