Impact100 Oakland County Awards $100,000 Grant to Variety the Children’s Charity
Oakland County, MI – October 26, 2016 – Impact100 Oakland County, a women’s philanthropic group, awarded a $100,000 grant to Variety the Children’s Charity at the Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, October 26, 2016. As the recipient was announced, cheers and applause filled the Birmingham Athletic Club where Impact100 Oakland County members and guests gathered to share in the excitement of the evening.
Variety the Children’s Charity provides nearly 1,000 Pontiac elementary students who are at-risk of weekend hunger with nutritious, easy to assemble meals to allow children to grow, learn, and live healthy lifestyles. The grant will expressly fund the purchase of weekend meals for an additional elementary school (approximately 330 children) in the Pontiac School District for three years. Working with Oakland County law enforcement and Sheriff Bouchard, the food is distributed by officers and Variety volunteers. The unique pairing of food distribution and law enforcement provides physical sustenance to the children while nourishing the needs of both school and community.
“Oakland County is truly blessed to have such amazing people and organizations working to lift up our residents. Our hope and mission at Impact100 Oakland County is to increase our membership so we can support even more of the deserving non-profit organizations in our community next year,” said Ginny Fishbach, Impact100 Oakland County President.
Impact100 Oakland County is an organization of women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations for Oakland County. The first chapter of Impact100 was founded in 2001 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and there are now over 30 chapters of Impact100 across the U.S. Impact100’s objective is to have a minimum of 100 members who donate $1,000 annually. One hundred percent of the membership proceeds are returned to the community in the form of grants. For more information, visit www.impact100oaklandcounty.org.
About Variety – the Children’s Charity
The Detroit chapter or “tent” of Variety was established in 1932 and is dedicated to helping kids no matter what the need. Variety is a trusted local source to do what’s right, keeping dollars raised locally and allocating them swiftly and directly so that each donation is life changing. To learn more, call 248.258.5511 or visit Variety-Detroit.com.
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