Springfield Non-profits Receive Grants from Mercy

November 19, 2012

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The Pregnancy Care Center was one of

many grant recipients.

At 9 a.m. today, Mercy Health Foundation and Mercy Children's Hospital presented local non-profits with grants to assist in their efforts in the Springfield area.

Susan Miles, executive director of Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $1,500. Champion Athletes of the Ozarks is currently serving 600 individuals from ages 5-65 in a seven-county area.  They requested funds to provide educational programs in reading, math, basic money, storm preparedness and a wellness for the individuals and families they serve.

Jamie Taylor, director of development for Regional Girls Shelter / Children’s Foundation of Mid-America, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $2,000. The Regional Girls Shelter will establish a fund which will pay for unmet medical needs and over-the-counter medications not covered by insurance.

Christian Action Ministries - Christian Action Ministries was granted a check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $5,000 to help support their food pantries and outreach programs in Taney County.

Girls on the Run was granted a check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $2,000. Girls on the Run will use funds to provide scholarships for girls to participate in the Girls on the Run program.  

Lisa Keen, volunteer coordinator at Harmony House, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $2,500. Harmony House will establish a fund to provide support services for clients such as medical and hygiene needs, transportation, legal documentation, housing supplies and educational brochures.   

Mary Hammerand and Ashley Kubik from H.O.P.E. Foundation accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield and Mercy Children’s Hospital in the amount of $2,500. Hope Foundation requested funds to assist with financial assistance provided to families with an adequate need while dealing with a pediatric emergency or a child who is ill or injured.

Karen Scott and Gretchen Gambon, executive director and assistant director of Lost and Found Grief Center, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $2,500. Lost and Found requested funds to provide additional education and resources to families at the time of intake. Funds provided can also be used to expand the resource library and provide additional therapeutic supplies.

Cheryl White from NAMI of Southwest Missouri accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $500. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) requested funds to create a new resource guide in collaboration with the Ozarks Counseling Center. Carol Robinett, director of development at Ozarks Counseling Center, and its board president, Marci Dowdy, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield also in the amount of $500 to assist with production costs for those guides.

Harvey Lucas from the Nova Center of the Ozarks, Inc. accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $2,500. Nova Center of the Ozarks requested funds to assist with preventative dental care and extensive dental services for individuals.

Cindi Boston, CEO, and Ronn Ramey, COO of Pregnancy Care Center, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield and Mercy Children’s Hospital in the amount of $5,000. Pregnancy Care Center requested funds to assist with the Healthy Families and Healthy Babies program. 

Faith Geidd, CEO of The Doula Foundation, and its board chair, Barb Houser, accepted the grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield and Mercy Children’s Hospital in the amount of $5,000. The Doula Foundation requested funds to assist with program materials and education and collateral materials. 

Susan Dempsey, project director for Giggleboxes, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield and Mercy Children’s Hospital in the amount of $2,500. GiggleBoxes requested funds to assist with the purchase of toys for the Giggleboxes.

Brandi Bartel, executive director of the Victim Center, accepted a grant check from Mercy Health Foundation Springfield in the amount of $1,000. The Victim Center requested funds to provide play therapy, advocacy, and court support and crisis intervention to children.

 

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