Kids Ninja Challenge Race Time and Information

PACKET PICKUP: Monday 10/9 and Tuesday 10/10 from 4-6:30pm, at Symmes Township Park, 11600 N Lebanon Rd.  Find us in the parking lot next to the baseball field. Please bring your SIGNED WAIVER for EACH participant you are picking up for!

If you have already picked up your packet and we still need a signed waiver, click here to fill it out and email it to: or drop it off at the packet pick up.

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Volunteer for our Kids Ninja Charity Challenge

NEST is holding its first annual KIDS NINJA CHARITY CHALLENGE on Saturday October 14th in Symmes Park, for kids in 1st-8th grade to raise money to support its vital programs and as a way to keep pace with the growing needs of these precious kids in our community,Kids Ninja Charity Challenge Volunteer sign up

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Change in Packet Pickup Times

Kids Ninja Charity Challenge Packet Pickup will be Saturday, October 7th, 9-12pm at Symmes Township Park, 11600 N Lebanon Rd, Loveland.  Find us in the parking lot next to baseball field.   

IF you are not available for this time, we will have alternative packet pickups Monday and Tuesday, October 9th and 10th, 4-6:30pm, Symmes Township Park, 11600 N Lebanon Rd, Loveland.  Again we will be set up in the parking lot next to the baseball field.”

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Thank you for your support

Thank you for your support!
Thank you for making an impact on the continuing work that NEST Community Learning Center is doing, year round, in the lives of low-income Loveland Ohio families by giving locally.

We accept donations all year round.  There are a number of ways you can donate: online or mail a check to:
NEST CLC 11905 Rich Road Loveland Ohio 45140

Thank you for your support of #GivingTuesday and NEST. Thank you for a successful first #GivingTuesday.

New report shows how much worse Greater Cincinnati's childhood poverty problem really is

"Instead of using such low numbers to define whether kids are living in poverty, we should be talking about the barriers that make it more difficult for thousands of local families to become self-sufficient.

That's one of the conclusions of a new study called "PULSE REPORT: Outlining the Disincentives and Opportunity Costs for Working Mothers" prepared by the University of Cincinnati's Economics Center. The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation commissioned the report."

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Loveland woman building NEST to fight child poverty

Like a mother robin builds a nest for her eggs, Evangeline “Van” DeVol is spending the summer building a NEST for children in Loveland.

NEST stands for Nutrition, Education, Safety and Transformation. Van DeVol believes this pilot program is the key to ending childhood poverty in our own suburban communities. She started the pilot program feeding lunches to kids in need at Robinson Park in Loveland May 31 and will continue through Aug. 19. Learning the number of kids living in poverty in our own suburban communities shocked her too.

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