The Junior League of Columbia has awarded a total of $150,000 to Greater Midlands non-profits that proposed transformational projects and initiatives addressing poverty and basic needs of children and families in the Midlands. More than 50 dynamic organizations submitted proposals for this year’s grants. Recipients will be recognized and funds will be presented during the JLC’s year-end celebration, May 10 at 7 p.m. at 1208 Washington.
2018 Junior League of Columbia Community Impact Grant Recipients:
Home Works of America will receive $15,000 for its Healthworks Project, a partnership with Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital to repair unsafe and/or unsanitary homes for families of Children’s Hospital patients and make more accessible for their needs.
Lighthouse for Life will receive $19,000 to be used for victim response and recovery for child or teenage victims of human trafficking in the Midlands through their long-term residential care program – Karis Home, along with awareness training for counties across the state.
Richland Library will receive $25,000 for its collaborative project with FoodShareSC making books and fresh produce available to children and families in the Midlands with a book mobile and pop-up farmers markets.
Serve & Connect (formerly Heroes in Blue) will receive $31,000 for its Greg’s Groceries Program providing shelf stable food from Harvest Hope Food Bank to officers for distribution to families in need in the Midlands area.
A total of $60,000 will be awarded to partners Homeless No More, Junior Achievement, and Sexual Trauma Services for a collaborative project that provides basic needs, financial literacy and interpersonal relationship programs for those in need in the Midlands.
About the Junior League of Columbia
The Junior League of Columbia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to the promotion of voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Together, the members of Junior League of Columbia, Inc. seek to strengthen the health and well-being of children and families in the Midlands. For more information, visit JLColumbia.org.