Greater West Palm Beach Women’s Club

Today for Read Across America we again visited our class of four year olds at the Hispanic Resource Center. We partied, read, and paraded with the students. With the grant funds, we gave each child a copy of the book If I Could Read with My Eyes Shut.

Wheel Chair Purchase

The LOVE LIKE LIJA Foundation donated $1000 toward the wheel chair purchase for community member and friend, Mark Jaloszynski.

Aging & Wellness Institute

YTD, the Aging & Wellness Institute has provided falls prevention education through exercise and socialization to over 70 seniors in Clearwater, Florida. Your grant inspired our facility to “Love Like Lija” and provide the important safety education and exercise to local senior citizens, free of charge. Our exercise, yoga, and nutrition programs not only help seniors reach their health goals, …

Zion Concord Preschool

As a way to teach students to help others in need the pre-k class will prepare care packages to pass out. These packages will contain practical goods, snacks, and encouraging notes/ pictures from the students. After prepared each student will take home a package to pass out to someone in need.

Books Across Pinellas

Our project, “Books Across Pinellas”, promotes literacy equality by making books available to Pinellas County FL residents of all ages, young children to seniors, thus supporting academic success for youth, slowing cognitive decline in seniors and improving the overall well-being of residents. Books will include culturally appropriate material and will be individually chosen. Books Across Pinellas – Love Like Lija …

Youth Gardening

Bloomington, Indiana Amount Funded: $1,000 Mother Hubbard’s Garden (MHC) Youth Garden program utilizes our onsite garden and various community gardens to provide hands-on learning opportunities for children from the families that shop in our pantry and other community members. A $1000 award will assist MHC in growing our Youth Garden program, specifically our Kids Cook Program. Kids Cook workshops occur …

Bismarck Blessings

Danville, Illinois Amount Funded: $1,000 Bismarck Blessings was formed by the Social Worker and one of the teachers at Bismarck-Henning Elementary School. They had a vision to begin sending home backpacks with food every weekend to children who may need the supplemental food for the weekend. We started with about 10 backpacks and are up to almost 20 now. We …

Risen Savior Community Festival

Lakewood Ranch, Florida Amount Funded: $500 In connection with the Grand Opening of our Sanctuary (3/25/18), we are holding a free Grand Opening Festival for our community (3/24/18). There will be games, bounce houses, face painting, raffles, food…and everything is free. We also will be having local firefighters at the festival, with one of their fire trucks to tour; our …

I Grow Chicago’s Women’s Group

Chicago, Illinois Amount Funded: $1,000 I Grow Chicago’s Women’s Group will be utilizing quilting as an art intervention with a group of African American women who are working through complex trauma. Each square tells a story; it can be dark or hopeful or abstract feeling. Speaking about your piece is an essential part of the process. Working together builds sisterhood, …