Local Organizations Awarded Make A Difference Day Grants
The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $1,500 in grants to eight agencies with Make A Difference Day projects on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Make A Difference Day grants are available annually to not-for-profit organizations that participated in projects in the previous year. Up to $200 is awarded to be used to help implement or enhance the quality of the volunteer projects that are improving the community.
In 1993, Wenatchee was named “Make a Difference Day Community of the Year” by USA Weekend Magazine, leader of the effort. This resulted in a $10,000 financial award that was used to establish a fund at the Community Foundation of NCW with the purpose to help continue volunteer projects on the annual Make A Difference Day in the Wenatchee community.
This year’s Make A Difference Day recipients and projects are:
- Camp Fire NCW – $200 to prepare Camp Zanika Lache for Winter
- Chelan Douglas Child Services Association – $200 to clean up the Mustard Seed Neighborhood Center
- Grace Lutheran Church – $200 to build fences and winterizing for Methow/Pateros victims affected by the wildfires
- Grief Place NCW – $100 for a Garden Art project by Washington Elementary students
- Hospitality House Ministries – $200 for a Winter clothing drive
- Junior Service League of Wenatchee – $200 for a diaper drive
- Ohme Gardens Friends Society – $200 to clearing areas for new spring planting
- Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue – $200 removing and replacing fencing
The next Make A Difference Day grant application opens in September 2015. Visit www.cnfcw.org/grants for more information.
To volunteer for a Make A Difference Day project, visit www.wenatcheemkdd.com or visit Pybus Public Market on Saturday, October 25th for a list of projects and various donation sites.