Total Grants of $74,900

  1. Hope House, Inc. – $12,000
    (Reaping Hope Garden Project) – WIP funds used to create 3-4 raised beds (4 ft. x 6 ft.), installation of an irrigation/water reclamation system, the delivery and installation of a garden shed, gardening tools, planting materials, composting bins and project oversight.
  2. Interfaith Hospitality Network of Augusta – $37,900
    (Children?s Day Shelter) – WIP funds used to pay the operating expenses of the daycare along with the partial salary of the Executive Director for the time spent on case management with mothers on parenting and financial education.
  3. McDuffie County Ferst Foundation – $10,000
    (Childhood Literacy book program) – It costs $3 per child (book and mailing cost) per month for a total of $36 a year per child. In Oct. 2009, 609 books were mailed to children in McDuffie County, representing 34% of the total eligible population. Registration was closed due to lack of funds to support additional children. The goal is to send books to every eligible child in McDuffie County. WIP funds were used to run this program.
  4. Christ Community Health Services of Augusta – $15,000
    (CCHSA Women?s Health Program) – Funding from WIP helped underwrite nurse practitioner’s part-time salary and support the overhead costs associated with the women’s health program.