$1875 was awarded to Jefferson Area CHiP to support printing costs for 250 copies of their “Building Blocks for a Bright Future” booklets, a publication which promotes self-sufficiency, stability, and health for at-risk families through information about family literacy, healthy pregnancy, financial stability, and well-child care.
$1500 was awarded to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to support their BackPack Program, which supplies food for children at Greer and Yancey Elementary Schools who are food insecure during weekends and holidays.
$1495 was awarded to the Red Cross for its American Red Cross Certified Babysitter’s Training. This training allows Junior League members to become Certified Babysitter Trainers and then, in turn, to train youths ages 11 and older who are members of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club and who want to become safe babysitters of younger children.
$1000 was awarded to the Thomas Jefferson Health District Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep Program for “safe sleep kit” materials including cribs for infants in our community.
$500 was awarded to Fluvanna Middle School to support their The Arts LIVE! Program. This grant supported a middle school field study to see a show at the Paramount Theater, funding student tickets and transportation costs.
$350 was awarded to Hospice of the Piedmont’s Journeys Program: Bears and Blankets for Grieving Kids. This award supported the costs of materials and the training of volunteers to create “Bearable” stuffed bears, which are therapeutic toys for grieving children made of the clothing of a lost loved one.