From left: Kristin Peace (50 Women), Lisa McAdams (50 Women), Linda Miller (50 Women), Sheilah Reeves (50 Women), Ann Grant (50 Women), Jody Hooper (CCS), Lauren Hovey Bonner (CCS), Mark Lawrence (CCS), and J.J. Ford (50 Women).
April 7, 2022 - The 50 Women Impact group voted for Community Christian Services (CCS) of Joaquin to receive their grant for the first quarter of 2022. The total amount donated by it’s members to CCS was $10,900!
Community Christian Services was started in 2015 and to date serves an average of 210 households per month. Presently, the most urgent needs of CCS is cold storage and transportation. On the application submitted by CCS they described success as one food box at a time, “It is humbling to be a part of numerous volunteers gathering each week working together to help people, many of which they don’t even know.”
The 50 Women Impact group was started in November of 2017 and selects a non-profit organization to support each quarter of the year. Applications are due in February, May, August, and November. In total, the power of giving as one has distributed nearly $186,000 to worthy organizations!
Awards presented in 2021:
1st quarter - Shelby County Expo $11,100
2nd quarter (Tie) - Shelby County Outreach Ministries $5,600 and Cole DePriest Scholarship Fund $5,600
3rd quarter - Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center $11,100
4th quarter - Shelby County Outreach Ministries’ Senior Nutrition Site/Meals on Wheels $11,100