AAWGT: Making a difference in our community!
On May 13, the AAWGT membership voted to award $105,505 to nine area organizations supporting programs that improve the lives of women and families in Anne Arundel County bringing AAWGT’s total dollars invested in County non-profits to over $700,000 since 2007.
The AAWGT grantees chosen by the membership for 2015
$10,000 to provide low-income students with paid work experience at environmental organizations and mentoring in workplace skills, financial literacy, and setting goals for success in school and future careers. See details and photos of participants here.
$15,000 to expand a piloted class on youth suicide to 8 new schools, teaching students the QPR protocol (Question, Persuade, Respond) so they can be the bridge between young suicide victims and critical support services. See details here.
$10,000 to expand weekend meals to an additional 250 food insecure children through 26 back pack buddies programs run by schools and churches in the county.
$15,000 to create a “Play and Read” space at the Severn Community Library, providing multi-sensory activities of talking, singing, writing and reading which are key to developing early literacy skills.
$6,000 to provide academic support and math and English tutoring for Hispanic students as well as field trips and other activities to broaden their exposure to American culture and foster integration into the community. See details and photos here.
$15,000 to support 9 baby pantries which provide indispensable diapers, formula, and hygiene products to mothers facing an emergency (job loss, abuse, homelessness). See details and photos here.
$4,505 (partial funding) to create a stable and healthy home atmosphere for women and children as they transition from a shelter into permanent housing, by providing healthy beds, basic furniture, household items and school supplies.
$15,000 to avoid homelessness or foreclosure for low income women homeowners by providing necessary (and often substantial) home repairs to keep them safe, dry, warm and independent in their own homes. See details and photos here.
$15,000 to support a range of services including counseling; real-work job training in culinary arts or facilities maintenance; and support for children through tutoring, summer camp and enrichment activities. See details and photos here.
This grant cycle runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.