Williamsport, Pennsylvania – Pearls with a Passion, a women’s giving society, has provided grants to several programs to support families in crisis in Lycoming and Union counties.
The group coordinated with the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to distribute $26,000 in grants to the following organizations and projects:
Snyder Union Mifflin Child Development Inc. – $2,200 for the SUMMIT Early Learning Family Tuition Assistance Program, which helps provide ongoing child care to families in need during difficult times.
AIDS Resource Alliance, Inc. – $4,000 to support the Sexual Assault Survivors HIV Prevention Support Program, which provides free HIV prevention medication to victims of sexual assault.
– $4,800 to support the implementation of management software to advance DIG’s ability to personalize client services, critical to achieving its mission of instilling dignity after a crisis.
koala camp – $5,000 to cover the costs of hosting six-week bereavement support groups for grieving children in partnership with local school districts.
Lycoming County Inc. Family Promise – $5,000 to support The Promising Futures program to meet the housing needs of people in crisis and at risk of losing their homes or the safety of their homes.
ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund Inc. – $5,000 to support the Lycoming and Union County Family Assistance Program, which relieves the stress of everyday financial expenses so families battling childhood cancer can focus on treatment and recovery.