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Project: Oxygen for Your Relationships at Joint Base Lewis-McChordYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Bellevue, WA
Provides necessary child care in order that 1200 couples stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord during 2013 may participate in a life-changing program proven to strengthen family relationships.
The Dougy Center
Project: Middlers Grief GroupYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $12,000 Location: Portland, OR
The Middlers Grief Support Group meets 20 times a year, every other Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm and includes up to 15 children ages 10-14 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. The Middlers group is just one of 58 support groups with 400 children and 250 parent participants. The objective of each age-and-relative-appropriate group is to provide a safe place to process grief in healthy ways as preventative intervention for vulnerable children and their families.
Treasure Valley Children's Relief Nursery
Project: Technology: customized database software, website improvements and servicesYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Ontario, OR
Funds were used to purchase a user-friendly database developed specifically for relief nurseries in Medford, OR that will allow TVCRN to track required information that can be easily compared to data from other relief nurseries and will yield meaningful reports to help further the work at TVCRN. In addition, funds were used to create a web video and pay for upkeep of their website.
Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity
Project: Edith-Carrie Housing ProjectYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Walla Walla, WA
This project partners Habitat for Humanity with Blue Mountain Action Council to start the work that will enable building four new homes in a transitional neighborhood in Walla Walla. These are affordable, safe homes for families who demonstrate need, financial/familial stability, and a commitment to investing several hundred hours of labor during the build.
Project: Marketing / Leader Development ProgramYear: 2012 Grant Amount: $10,000 Location: Sun Valley, ID
Half of this gift was used to improve social media outreach for Wild Gift, and half supported one new Wild Gift Leader in 2013. Wild Gift helps to develop young leaders through an intensive wilderness experience and mentoring the leaders’ project designed to benefit their community/society. Please see their website for more information.