Augusta, GA -
Women in Philanthropy for the CSRAhosted its 6th Annual Meeting and Grants Awards presentation on Friday, March 28th at Augusta Country Club. The funds are raised by women and dispersed to groups providing services for women and children.
Representatives from the following non-profits were awarded grants totaling $112,000:
$22,175 -Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA, Girls on the Run
$20,000 -Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Project SAVE Summer Camp
$20,000 -The Lydia Project, lodging at Lydia House
$9,162.50 -Aiken Partnership at USC Aiken, simulation infant
$9,162.50 -ASU Foundation/GRU Literacy Center, Path 2 Math 4 Girls
$1,500 -Mental Health America Aiken Co/Nurture Home, Healthy Changes Inside and Out
Kids Restart, Inc. will use $30,000 to add additional families to its Supervised Visitation Services. The funding will provide supervised visits, transportation, family enrichment activities, parenting classes and after care to families who children are in foster care.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA is assuming all responsibilities to continue the Girls on the Run program, which uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. WIP funding will provide scholarships to low-income girls who participate in GOTR at BGC sites.
Immaculate Conception Catholic School’s Project SAVE Summer Camp (Service, Academics, Value, Enrichment) enables children to have a safe place to play and learn while their parents are working or searching for a job. This funding will provide scholarships to families, who show financial need, to attend the camp and before/after care for free.
The Lydia Project will use $20,000 to pay eligible women’s nights of lodging services. Women in Aiken, Edgefield, Burke and McDuffie counties who need daily radiation, chemotherapy, or other cancer treatments -that require overnight stays for days or weeks at a time- can stay at the Lydia House when Augusta is their best choice for cancer care.
Aiken Partnership at USC Aiken is in the process of replicating a children’s hospital training room for Child Health nursing students. The WIP grant will help pay for a simulation infant to be used in the Child Health Lab. ASU Foundation/GRU Literacy Center’s Path 2 Math 4 Girls project is a hands-on mathematical literacy camp for girls in grades 5-8. The WIP grant will go toward training and paying tutors and books and materials for the camp.
Mental Health America Aiken County/Nurture Home is working to improve the lifestyles and habits of homeless children and their mothers through the PEACH program (Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children who are Homeless). The grant will be used to purchase PEACH curriculum, a jog stroller, bikes and helmets, and a basketball goal.
Since 2009, Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA has awarded 28 grants totaling $523,300 in the Augusta area: Aiken, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond Counties. Edgefield County will be added in the 2015 grants cycle.