The Mini-Grant Committee of Wayne Memorial Health Foundation is aiding eight non-profit groups with funds collectively totaling over $17,000. The grants are offered to organizations focused on promoting positive health and wellbeing for residents of the Wayne Memorial Health System service area.
“It’s a great privilege to partner with such worthy community advocates,” said G. Richard Garman, executive director, Wayne Memorial Health Foundation. “Through the variety of applications we receive, our grants help fund programs ranging from equine psychotherapy to nutrition education to wellness programs.”
2016 – 2017 recipients are: Honesdale Communities that Care; Wayne Highlands Middle School’s Nutrition Program; Greater Carbondale YMCA’s Wellness Program; The Cooperage Project’s Romping Radishes Program; Fair Hill Farm Riding Academy’s Strive to Thrive Program; Project Linus; GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center and the Wayne County Public Library’s “Better information Leads to Better Health.”
Holly Hubert, chapter coordinator of Project Linus, an organization which provided more than 1,000 handmade blankets and afghans to seriously ill or traumatized children in Wayne County last year, expressed gratitude on behalf of her fellow volunteers known as “blanketeers” for being selected to receive a mini-grant for the second consecutive year.
“This grant will help to buy supplies for the many blanket makers in Wayne County,” said Hubert. “While we have many willing volunteers, sometimes the cost of supplies to make blankets becomes prohibitive for them. This grant will help to offset that while striving to make as many blankets as we have a need for.”
WMHF has been offering mini-grants since 2008. Applications are accepted each spring. Non-profit organizations with a 501(c) 3 tax status serving residents of Wayne and Pike Counties and the Carbondale Area in Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania, as well as, southern Sullivan County, New York are considered. For more information about Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, visitwww.wmh.org or call 570-253-8272.