The final push for membership is on before the grant is awarded for 2013.
Improving mental health for children and youth is the focus for the Eastland Giving Circle in 2013. This is the fourth year that the group of almost 100 women has joined together to improve the community through their charitable giving. They have given almost $70,000 to meet needs in Eastern Jackson County. Those grants have gone to:
• 2012 – St. Mary’s Manor, Blue Springs
• 2011 – Drumm Farm Center for Children, Independence
• 2010 – Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Lee’s Summit
The Grant Committee will be reviewing the grant applications later this month and the membership will vote on the top three during October. The grant presentation will be at The Historic Stanley Event Center on Nov.12.
The Eastland Giving Circle was formed in 2010 by a group of charitable and civic minded women dedicated to making a substantive impact on the well being of Eastern Jackson County. By giving a small amount individually, they can collectively make a big impact. In the process, they learn about needs in the community and how to best use charitable dollars to improve the community and help the people who live there.
Board member Lauri Meyer says, “We are ordinary women making an extraordinary impact in our community. We appreciate the generosity of all EGC members who are making a difference by giving together. Please consider joining us in our effort to increase the amount of our 2013 grant by growing our membership and consider bringing a friend or neighbor to introduce to our organization!”
For further information on joining this group, the website is www.gkccf.org. Click on “Give” and then on “Contribute to Someone Else’s Fund.” By clicking on the link for the Eastland Giving Circle you’ll be able to make a credit card donation. If you would rather just mail in a check, you may do so by mailing a check for $302.50 to the Eastland Giving Circle, GKCCF, 1055 Broadway, Suite 105, Kansas City, MO 64105.
For further information, contact Melanie Cline, Mimimjc@att.net, 816-373-9668.