Collierville Community Fund awards nearly $15,000

September 19th, 2014

The Collierville Community Fund Grant Reception was held August 21, 2014, at the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, and $14,949 in grants were presented.

At right: Collierville Community Fund Board of Advisors members John Masserano, Warner Davis, and J.D. Stambaugh at the event.

Grants were awarded to the following agencies:

  • Autism Ability Advocates, Inc. to work with Collierville schools to offer life planning services or ten special education students and their families

  • CERTPlus to increase their visibility and engage more participants in disaster preparedness training through the purchase of a shelter canopy for use at outdoor events

  • Chickasaw Council Boy Scouts of America to provide promotional materials for School Night for Scouting where hundreds of boys and their families may go to local schools to learn about and join the scouting program

  • Collierville Literacy Council to revise math instructional program to better address the needs of adult literacy and high school equivalency students including retraining tutors, providing assessments, and developing materials

  • Family Violence Council of Collierville to provide the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s training, the ABCs of Advocacy, to eight victim advocates to further efforts to support victims of domestic violence

  • Girl Scouts Heart of the South to provide low income families with assistance for membership dues, camperships, uniforms, and resource books

  • Morton Museum of Collierville History to initiate the Veteran History Project, an effort to record and store oral histories of local veterans of foreign wars

  • New Day Children’s Theater to provide reduced rate tickets for groups from Collierville schools to Beauty and the Beast in October

  • Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center to bring in nationally recognized dementia care expert, David Troxel, to present a community educational session for caregivers, to observe and review Page Robbins’ care service and to provide training for staff

  • SPCA of Memphis to provide scholarships for 24 Collierville children living in low-income neighborhoods to attend a kid’s camp with activities and presentations focused on safely handling animals, responsible pet ownership, and bite prevention

Learn more or donate to the Collierville Community Fund.

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