Nancy's Project

Nancy Costello of Nancy's Project

Nancy's Project is a charitable nonprofit organization founded by Nancy Costello, to distribute food, clothing, and other necessities to farm labor families in Monterey County.

For over 40 years, Nancy collected food and donations for delivery throughout the year, and every December she organized the collection of food, toys, warm clothing and other donations for special Christmas baskets delivered to over 1000 families.

She continued collecting and delivering food, clothing and supplies until last spring, when failing health caused her to turn over her responsibilities to others in her organization. Nancy died on November 8, 2013, shortly after her 95th birthday. Nancy Costello's obituary, published in the Herald on November 12, tells about her life and accomplishments.

The spirit of Nancy still guides Nancy's Project. About 60 volunteers are now carrying on the work that Nancy did, loading, driving and delivering donations to the farm labor families.

Learn more about Nancy Costello in the 2006 Carmel Magazine article Saint Nancy, written by Robin Littlefield, with photos by Kelli Uldall (pdf, opens in new window).

If you would like to contribute to Nancy's Project, please make your check payable to Nancy's Project, and mail it to:
     Nancy's Project
     P.O. Box 1
     Monterey, CA 93942-0001
Please include your mailing address so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes.

Cash contributions are used to buy pinto beans, canned goods, shoes, children's clothing, and other items needed year round and for the Christmas Season.

Nancy's Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered in California, EIN #20-4130066.
Your contributions to Nancy's Project are tax-deductible.

Last updated May 5, 2014


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