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Boys and Girls Club, Faxon shelter, First Step Inn awarded grants
September 12th, 2019
In our first grant cycle of 2019, six grants totaling $40,000 were awarded to area nonprofit organizations for a variety of activities that support the organization’s mission.
The first-round grantees for 2019 are:
Child and Family Services (New Bedford) — $25,000 raised from The Cordeiro Foundation’s annual golf tournament this past July, to continue its exceptional work healing and strengthening the lives of area families.
The YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts (New Bedford) — $4,500 to support the residential housing facility’s expansion to another residential housing facility “A Second Woman’s Place” slated to open in the fall. The YWCA’s congregate living program offers safe and clean housing for women ages 18 and older with shared common living spaces. Funds will be used to purchase items for the program’s newest residents including kitchen items, bedding, lamps, couches and storage sheds.
The Boys and Girls Club (Fall River) — $5,000 to support its Kids Café program that serves healthy dinners to kids Tuesday through Friday and lunches on Saturday afternoons. Approximately 60% of the club’s attendees participate in the meal program. The Kids Café enables parents to work beyond school hours knowing that their children will receive a healthy meal. Saturday lunches ensure that children will receive at least one nutritious meal over the weekend.
Faxon Animal Rescue League (Fall River) — $1,500 to help fund the construction of new “cat towers” to properly shelter the rescue animals. Funds will provide additional towers to accommodate shelter cats that are cleaner, safer and healthier habitats.
First Step Inn (Fall River) — $2,500 to support the shelter’s “Home Basket Initiative” that provides small appliances and tangible household products including but not limited to: pots, pans, silverware, plates, potholders, toothbrushes and wastebaskets to formerly homeless individuals who are transitioning into a new home.
To The Moon and Back (Plymouth) — $1,500 to help the organization continue its work to help children born substance exposed and their caregivers by hosting support groups and providing peer support to families by increasing their awareness of existing community resources.
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