Charities to Receive Funding from Local Food Manufacturer
The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Monogram Foods, announces today that eleven local organizations are the Memphis area winners of 2018 Foundation grants. A committee of team members at the Monogram Foods support center in Memphis, TN divided a total of $35,000 between the charities. The initiatives funded by each grant are as follows:
Church Health Center – Funds given will purchase new curriculum on child health and wellness that will be sustained over a long period of time.
A New Beginning – This grant will provide Foster Parent and Family Advocacy training curriculum for adults who want to become foster parents to children whose families are struggling but who also want to be able to reunite the children with their biological families if possible.
Agape Child & Family Service – Families in Transition (FIT) nationally recognized model, serves homeless families in Memphis, primarily those fleeing from domestic violence. The funding will assist families in providing housing, work force development, childcare as well as the most basic of assistance, up to and including food as support mechanisms for families to move towards self-sufficiency.
Harwood Center – The funds will enhance Harwood’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program for children with autism by increasing the number of children served, reducing out of pocket expenses to families, and securing revenue needed for growing our ABA staff.
Memphis Child Advocacy Center – The funds will sustain access to life-changing therapies by supporting transportation to and from appointments for children receiving services at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center.
Neighborhood Christian Centers – This grant will provide funding for the Learning with Lunch, a program designed to meet the physical needs (nutrition) and academic needs of elementary-aged children living in Section 8 Housing Developments.
Palmer Home for Children– The funds will be applied to the operational budget to cover food expenses for the entire campus for an economic initiative where the children learn how to run the house food budget for a month.
Girls Inc. – Monies given will be used to support the Girls Inc. Youth Farm. The Youth Farm provides girls the opportunity to grow personally and receive support in their academic lives and career goals.
STREETS Ministries – Funding will go toward the middle and high school Pathways program at STREETS Ministries. Specifically, it will fund the “Learning Lab” costs, which include topic-specific tutors, online diagnostics to assess students pre- and post-program participation, snacks, and incentives.
Revolutions Bicycle Cooperation – This grant will allow Revolutions to offer a Bicycle Safety Program in two pilot schools. The Bicycle Safety Program combines programming, staff support, equipment, and volunteers to get each school’s entire 4th grade riding bicycles safely and confidently.
Stand For Children – Funds will aid with the implementation of the Freshman Success Network (FSN) in Shelby County Schools and the Achievement School District in Memphis. The money will support training the school-based teams and running the parent workshops, which are the primary drivers of the project’s success.
These above recipients, headquartered within 100 miles of the Monogram Foods location at 530 Oak Court Drive, were among many worthwhile applicants who applied for these charitable funds. A committee of Monogram Foods team members decided how to allocate grant funds without any influence from upper management.
The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation was created in 2010 to give back to the communities in which Monogram team members live and work. Since 2010, Monogram Loves Kids has donated over $1 million to various children’s charities across the United States.