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Women's Giving Circle announces 2020 grants


The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, a fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., announced $56,630 in grants for 2020. The selected projects focus on life skills, child abuse, foster care and literacy.

The awards include $12,986 to Connections of Cumberland County, Inc., which offers one-stop access to services designed to improve the quality of life of women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc. was awarded $8,986 for support its annual Retention, Certification and Recruiting Event for foster parents. Children's Home Society of North Carolina, Inc. also received $8,986 for its Cumberland County family recruitment efforts, which include using geo-fencing technology to reach a goal of at least 80 new foster parents.

Better Health of Cumberland County, Inc. received $8,814 for its Fayetteville Fit Childhood Obesity initiative, a new clinical community-based program to address childhood obesity. Child Advocacy Center, Inc. received $7,986 for its therapy and intervention services for child abuse victims.

Other organizations receiving funding include Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Inc., which received $7,572 for its Diaper Bank of N.C. Healthy Toilet Training Class; and the St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center which received $1,300 to purchase an Accelerated Reading software subscription for its After School Tutoring.

Founded in 2008, the Women’s Giving Circle is an organization of women whose purpose is to impact substantial, positive change for women and children in Cumberland County through philanthropy and education. The Circle includes more than 124 women. Funds are held and maintained by the Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. Membership is open to all women in Cumberland County.

.More information is available on the website www.cumberlandcf.org or by calling Susan Barnes, Giving Circle Coordinator, Cumberland Community Foundation, 910-483-4449 ext. 108.