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2012 Grantees total $175,000

ANIMAL WELFARE

Cat’s Cradle- Spay/Neuter assistance for animals in Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

ARTS AND CULTURE

Children’s Art Network- Award will provide art programs for school children that emphasize the SOL’s.

Staunton Music Festival- Award will provide a free concert series as part of the renowned Staunton Music Festival, including one for children.

Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra- Support for a joint concert with Schola Cantorum.

EDUCATION

GRASP- Award will help to provide advisors at all local public high schools to assist students and parents prepare for and attain a post secondary education.

Casa D’Amistad – Award will provide after-school tutorial programs and adult ESL classes.

Shenandoah Valley Community Focus – Support for a program to educate approximately 3000 students annually on puberty, pregnancy prevention, STD’s, dating abuse, and healthy relationships.

Waynesboro Area Learning Tree- Award will provide affordable, accessible, and quality computer training.

Family Resource and Referral Center- Awards will provide support for in-home visits to at-risk families to help prepare children for school, in addition to funds for childcare provider training.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank– The BackPack program will supply nutritious food to low-income children during weekends and holidays, when they do not have access to free lunches and school-based resources.

Rebuilding Together Augusta- Provides critical home repairs for low-income, elderly, or disabled home-owners in our area.

Boys and Girls Club– Award will assist in renovating the kitchen at the club for providing daily meals and cooking demonstrations.

Valley Aids Network- Award will provide emergency rental, utility, and heating assistance to Valley residents diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Volunteer Farm- Award provides support for the 2012 vegetable crop, a project to supply fresh produce to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

HEALTH

Augusta Regional Dental Clinic – Award will provide dental services to children from low-income families in the area.

Valley Hope Counseling Center- Provides low-fee mental health counseling services to uninsured local residents.

HUMAN SERVICES

Augusta Health Hospice – A program that offers access to Shenandoah house to those unable to pay.

Blue Ridge Legal Services– Award will provide free high-quality legal advice and representation to low-income elderly persons in our area.

CASA –Award will expedite placement of vulnerable children into safe, permanent, and nurturing homes, as part of the Court Advocacy for Abused/Neglected Children Project.

Community Child Care Center- Award will bridge the gap between the cost of child care and the ability of low-income families to pay.

Salvation Army – Staunton –A social services program to meet the needs of those who are in crisis.

Valley Children’s Center- Provides a friendly environment and support services for children suffering from sexual or physical abuse.

Valley Mission- Award will transform the Mission’s after-school area for the children living at the mission.

Valley Program for Aging Services- Award will provide final funding for a new accessible minivan, allowing for the expansion of the TED program to Staunton residents.

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center- Award will maintain and expand access to public transportation for WWRC students, increasing access to jobs, internships, and off-campus education.