Arise Charitable Trust awards grants

The Arise Charitable Trust has announced the results of its November funding session.

Educational grants totaling $17,500 were awarded to South Whidbey women, and $55,700 was awarded to charitable nonprofit organizations that assist women. The grant awards were made by the allocation committee at its November meeting.

Organizational grants were made to:

South Whidbey Children’s Center, for before and after school care and summer care for children of working parents, assistance for children of low income working families;

Helping Hand of South Whidbey, to assist women and their families experiencing difficulties in areas of providing financial assistance;

HOPE, the therapeutic rehabilitative program for children and adults with mental, emotional, physical and behavioral disabilities; and

The South Whidbey Family Resource Center, with funds to help the family support specialist for Single Mom’s Group, Mother Mentors, Relatives as Parents and Parents of Special Needs Children programs.

Individual scholarships were granted to South Whidbey women for their attendance at college or other accredited learning programs.

The following women were recipients: Catherine Ball, Debbie Bitts, Nichole Boyette, Amanda Brager, Racheal Brager, Laurel Cutrona, Colleen Grant, Elizabeth Grant, Krista Holmberg, Eliza Hudson, Kimberly Jones, Holly Magnuson, Rachel Mergens, Samantha O’Brochta, Jennifer Potter and Natalia Sheldon.

The Arise Charitable Trust considers grant applications twice a year, in May and November.

The Arise Charitable Trust was established by an anonymous donor in December 1986 to provide financial assistance to women who wish to meet their full potential in life but need a helping hand. Women who have a goal and are determined to reach it, but need help, can apply for the next funding session for May. Applications must be received no later than April 1.

Information and grant applications can be obtained by writing Arise Charitable Trust, PO Box 1014, Freeland, WA 98249, or visit The Arise office can be reached at 331-5792.

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