Moundridge CF awards $16,920 for the 2015 grant round

Moundridge CF awards $16,920 for the 2015 grant round

Moundridge Community Foundation awards $16,920 in grants to local organizations.

August 31, 2015. ─ The Moundridge Community Foundation announced grant distributions totaling $16,920 have been awarded to countywide organizations to assist area nonprofits further their missions.

Grants were made possible by the Moundridge Community Foundation unrestricted fund, the KHF Public Health Fund, and the Moundridge Youth Fund.

Grant awards are:

$5000 – Mercy Hospital – Improvement to Mercy Hospital’s Radiology Department by purchasing a Digital X-ray Film Reader. This reader will greatly enhance the quality and interpretation of images captured on x-ray film. In addition to the grant from the Moundridge Community Foundation, Mercy Hospital will also receive $5000 from the Larry Wedel Health Fund to assist with the project.

$200 – Angel’s Attic – Assistance to purchase daily operational items such as bags (for clothing to MCC), air fresheners, and cleaning supplies.

$1000 – Cradle to Crayons Childcare and Preschool – To purchase “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum. The curriculum helps the children with model activities that develop important social-emotional skills, including body awareness, taking turns, and sharing. In addition, it helps them to practice with teaching size, shape and position concepts for pre-writing and sensory motor skills.

$5000 – Moundridge Recreation Commission – To purchase a 10’ x 30’ shade walk to place over the baby pool. A Shade Walk is a canopy that will protect visitors from up to 99 percent of the sun’s dangerous UV rays. In addition to the grant from the Moundridge Community Foundation, the Moundridge Recreation Commission will also receive a $4000 grant from the KHF Children’s Fund to provide a 10’ x 15’ shade over another portion of the pool.

$125 – Moundridge Kettle Queens FCE – Children books are given to mothers of newborns at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge.

$600 – Moundridge Public Library – Beyond the Walls brings reading to library patrons through the download of free eBooks. With a current library card, patrons can enjoy the convenience of reading on their tablet, phone or eReader. This program offers a diverse selection of titles, fiction and Non-Fiction, as well as Audiobooks, Music and Videos.

$400 – Swiss Mennonite Cultural & Historical Society – Directional signs pointing to the Swiss Mennonite historical sites west of Moundridge are needed to share the story of the Swiss Volhynian Mennonite pioneers who settled in the Moundridge area.

$500 – Moundridge Valley Hope Recovery Center – Moundridge Valley Hope admits hundreds of chemically dependent patients who need significant help with the cost of professional treatment. The grant will help provide scholarships for those in financial need.

$400 – USD 423 – Moundridge Schools – Wildcat Community Day is a citizenship activity designed for the students of Moundridge to “give back” to the community that supports them throughout the year. Students will be working alongside peers and teachers to learn the importance of citizenship and caring for others and their community.

$1000 – West Zion Mennonite Church – West Zion’s Mission statement is “God calls us into community to worship God and follow Jesus through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.” The grants will help to provide nutritious meals to young people (K-4) in a safe environment so that they are ready to learn about Jesus.

$1500 – Moundridge Youth Ministries – Moundridge Youth Ministries (MYM), a ministry of the Associated Churches of Moundridge, provides Wednesday evening activities for K-12 youth of the local area during the school session. The grant will help provide a hot meal, fun, fellowship, and an opportunity to learn about Jesus in a non-denominational Christian based environment through teaching time.

$395 – Moundridge Historical Society– Heritage Museum on the Moundridge Museums Complex plans to build and install a 67″ x 41″ metal wrapped sign, indicating the name and address of the Museum, which also serves as MHA office.

$800 – Moundridge Food Pantry – Clients of the food pantry are able to pick up designated amounts of food twice a month as needed. There is extra food available for them to choose from at their discretion and need. The grant will assist families who live on modest incomes to maintain a healthy diet, thereby preventing illness and disease.