At our last Membership Meeting on December 1st, Leslie Darr announced our Grant Recipients for 2023.
We proudly awarded to Madonna Learning Center $16,000, Multinational Memphis $7,500, Neighborhood Christian Center $5,000. Those grants will help those organizations to get new projects started.
At Madonna Learning Center the grant will be used to purchase a second cooker for their Bluff City Toffee venture. The Madonna adults are busy producing, weighing packaging and selling their famous Bluff City Toffee products to the community.
This new venture is providing vocational opportunities and real life job experiences for the adults with special needs and will supporting their mission of empowering children and adults with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families.
Find out more: madonna-learning.org
Multinational MEM is the oldest and largest refugee/immigrant ministry in Memphis, helping families with limited English-speaking skills to become a part of the Memphis community. The new project will help 220 students from PreK – 12th grade with their daily homework, STEM play, Art Experience, recreation and healthy snacks.
Find out more: multinationalmemphis.org
Neighborhood Christian Center will continue their Neighbor Academy to target the 3rd-5th grade severely at-risk students, who have not been appropriately enrolled in school or severely behind for their age. NCC provides services through 3 pillars of ministry: Compassionate Ministries, Youth Empowered to Succeed (YES), and Adult $ Family Enrichment services. NCC’s ultimate goal is to move clients from reliance to stability and ultimately, sustainability.
Find out more: ncclife.org