October 22, 2020

Power of the Purse Issues $14,160 in Grants

Nine local nonprofit organizations benefitting women and children’s initiatives have received a total of $14,160 in grants from the Power of the Purse, a women’s giving circle of the Community Foundation of West Georgia. Pictured here at the announcement of this year’s grant recipients are, left to right, Corinne Hindman, Communities in Schools of Carrollton City and Carroll County; Tracy Lewis-Martin, Carroll County Child Advocacy Center; Stephanie Cirasa, Waypoint Ranch CLC, Inc.; Sandra Stillwell, Temple Senior Center,; Martha Thurman, Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy; Kristi Garrett, Power of the Purse Chairwoman; Sandra Huey, Carroll County CASA; Meghan Bennett, St. Margaret’s Community Outreach; and Vickie Fullbright, Carroll County Family Connection.

(West Georgia) — The Power of the Purse, a women’s giving circle sponsored by the Community Foundation of West Georgia, has presented grants totaling $14,160 to nine local nonprofit organizations.

A total of $75,560 in grants has been issued by the Power of the Purse since 2009 to nonprofit organizations supporting women’s and children’s initiatives in Carroll, Haralson and Heard Counties.

This year’s grants were issued to:

  • Carroll County CASA: support to CASA volunteers;

  • Carroll County Child Advocacy Center: purchase gas cards to assist families;

  • Carroll County Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy: purchase books for enrolled children;

  • Communities in Schools of Carrollton and Carroll County: provide self-empowerment group for girls in the Carrollton and Carroll County schools;

  • Heard County Community Partnership: provide baby care packages to parents of newborns;

  • St. Margaret’s Community Outreach and Carroll County Family Connection: complete foster parent room;

  • Temple Senior Center: purchase urinary incontinence supplies for elderly women;

  • Waypoint Ranch CLC, Inc.: provide trauma-focused equine assisted psychotherapy;

  • West Georgia Habitat for Humanity, Inc.: provide women’s financial education training through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

Power of the Purse offers donors the opportunity to join others in donating funds and then deciding where the money will be used in support of women’s and children’s initiatives.

Anyone can be a member with an annual pledge of $100.  In addition to membership pledges, the Power of the Purse Fund raises money by sponsoring an event annually such as plays featuring local actors and this year’s show featuring internationally-known comedienne Jeanne Robertson.

These events are designed to be fun for members and participants in addition to raising funds. A focus group of fund members considers possible initiatives of unmet needs of women and children in the community each year.

For more information about joining the Power of the Purse, contact Community Foundation President Kim Jones at kim@cfwg.net or (770) 832-1462.

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