FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Old Mission Women’s Club is Proud to Announce $12,000 in 2023 Grants
Traverse City, Michigan - The Old Mission Women’s Club (OMWC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has a rich and interesting history in the Old Mission Peninsula community. Established in 1931, with a handful of members, the Club now has over 120 active members focused on helping local charitable organizations as well as intra-club educational gatherings. Since 2012, the Club has contributed $120,000 to several organizations and has touched many more lives. The funds for the grants are generated solely by fundraisers developed and operated by dedicated and hardworking members.
This year, OMWC is very honored to announce four grant recipients, each receiving $3,000 for their proposed plans.
Child and Family Services Northwestern Michigan: Their mission is to support the safety and well-being of those they serve in times of crisis, life challenges, and transitions. Since 1937, CFS has provided foster care and adoption services to northern Michigan.
The Laundry Project: Provides those with limited funds to have their laundry cleaned. The OMWC grant will help ensure laundry services, consistent with their vision for all children to have an opportunity to maintain a healthy and clean appearance.
Family Road to Recovery (Addiction Treatment Services): This is a new program that utilizes an evidence-based approach that is designed for families who strive to improve their relationship with a loved one struggling with addiction.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Grand Traverse: NAMI is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy. Their goals include educating the public about mental illness, reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and advocating for increased funds for research.
From left: Linda Sommerville, OMWC Member and Development Director for Child & Family Services; Karen Emerson, Division Lead Manager, The Laundry Project; Nancy Dow and Paula Lipinski, CEO, Family Road to Recovery for Addiction Treatment Services; and Rick Coates, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)