From high school cheer squad and sports team equipment to school clothes and food for people in need, the Edmonds-based Hazel Miller Foundation announced its most recent grant awards Friday:
-Edmonds-Woodway High School has received $7,127 for Cheer Squad and Sports Teams Equipment including tumbling mats, which will allow the cheer squad to perform stunts, a Warriors mascot uniform, and a break-away banner that can be reused for sporting events. The school believes this equipment will increase school spirit and sports participation.
– Christmas House, a repeat recipient, has received $5,000 for the purchase of new toys and clothing to stock their annual Christmas Store, a resource for low-income Snohomish County families to provide gifts for their children during the holidays.
– Clothes for Kids, another repeat recipient, received $10,000 for their Greatest Needs program, which provides children in low-income families the opportunity to shop for new school clothing free of charge at a special all-donated store promoting healthy self-image as an antidote to the social effects of poverty.
– Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank, also known as Edmonds Food Bank, received $20,300 to replace its walk-in cooler, which will enable volunteers to store fresh fruits, meat, dairy and vegetables for distribution on a regular basis. This new cooler will also allow the food bank to receive a greater amount of these kinds of donations from local farms and businesses.
– Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace received $16,000 for the purchase of a new box truck with a lift gate. This truck will allow them to transport larger donations in less time and increase their efficiency in meeting the hunger needs of the community.
The Hazel Miller Foundation is dedicated to serving the citizens of Edmonds and South Snohomish County through programs and projects that serve the public’s benefit, especially in the areas of education and youth services; poverty alleviation and hunger; civic and community services and amenities; the environment, and culture and the arts. Hazel and her husband, Morris Miller, were committed members of the Edmonds’ community.