AAWGT: Making a difference in our community!
On May 8, the AAWGT membership voted to award $95,682 to seven area nonprofit organizations, bringing the total investment since 2007 to more than $500,000 that AAWGT has contributed toward improving the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County. This year marks the first in which grant funds were supplemented by a five percent distribution from AAWGT’s endowment fund, which was created in 2011 to help sustain AAWGT into the future.
The AAWGT grantees for 2013-2014 are:
Associated Catholic Charities/Sarah’s House: Focus In: Life Experience - $15,000 for salary of the coordinator of a program targeting teenagers who live at Sarah’s House. The program will focus on their emotional, self-development, intellectual enrichment, personal and academic goal settings.
Creating Communities: Arts Mentorship Academy - $7,682 for staff and supplies for it’s Art Mentorship Academy, an arts-based alternative education opportunity through instruction, mentoring and experiential learning for children 8 – 17 from low income families at no charge.
Food Link: Wholesale Food Distribution - $15,000 for staff salary, transportation expenses and gleaned foods(apples, pears, sweet potatoes). Food Link provides fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy food to over 13,000 needy people in Anne Arundel County.
Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake: Scholarship Program - $15,000 for scholarships for low income, preteen girls. GOTRGC is a structured program that combines a fun experience-based curriculum of training for a 5k race along with self- esteem enhancing workshops.