WISE Women of Blair County Award 2020 Grants to 3 Local Non-Profits!! WISE Women of Blair County awarded $6,670.00 in grant monies to three worthy organizations on January 15, 2020. Funded for the 2020 grant cycle were: Family Services Inc., the Altoona Area School District Adult Education Program and the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. Family Services Inc. was represented by Lisa Hahn, the Executive Director. They requested funding for their Family Services Program to assist in securing documentation for safety, security, learn life skills and self-empowerment as well as their Domestic Abuse Project/Crime Victim Support program to help empower victims to live independently and help with various fees and expenses for securing their independence.
The Altoona Area School District Adult Education program was represented by Tina Swineford. They received a grant for obtaining birth certificates, GED fees and other documents to help adults earn their GED diploma and start on their journey for self reliance.
The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library was represented by Janet Eldred, Chief Librarian and Melanie Ramsey, Children’s Librarian. They received funding for a new summer program to help educate young children about eliminating racism. The WISE grant will help buy books and materials that will be at the library for future generations of children. WISE Women of Blair County annually makes available grant funding for organizations who meet the funding criteria. The next grant applications are due in October 2020. For more information on the grants and the organization, please check our website at wisewomenofblaircounty.org.
WISE Women Board President Sheila Clowes with Lisa Hahn, Family Services Inc, Executive Director, and WISE Grant Chair/board member Debbie Garritano.
WISE Women Board President Sheila Clowes with Tina Swineford, AASD Adult Education Program, and WISE Grant Chair/board member Debbie Garritano.
WISE Women Board President Sheila Clowes with Janet Eldred, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Head Librarian, Melanie Ramsey, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library- Children’s Librarian and WISE Grant Chair/board member Debbie Garritano