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The St. Thomas More Health Foundation (STMHF) hosted a reception on February 27 at St. Thomas More Hospital to honor the 19 recipients of this year’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund Grant. The Foundation provided approximately $81,000 in community support of enhancing the health, safety and wellness of our community.
The legacy of St. Thomas More Hospital that started 79 years ago by the Benedictine Sisters of Yankton, S.D., continues today. When the Sisters were called back to South Dakota after their service in Canon City, they left a community outreach endowment with the St. Thomas More Health Foundation. It was their vision to continue serving our community long after they returned home to continue their service at the Sacred Heart Monastery.
Organizations throughout Fremont County were encouraged to apply for program or equipment funding. Applications were reviewed by STMHF review committee.
This year’s recipients include:
11th Judicial District Attorney Victim/Witness ServicesPersonal items for the Pantry of Well-Being to meet the immediate needs of victims of domestic violence
Boys and Girls Club of Fremont CountyStaffing and equipment for the SPARK (Sport Play and Active Recreation for Kids) Program
Cañon City Pregnancy CenterEarn While You Learn Program providing parents an opportunity to earn cribs, high chairs, etc. through education, parenting workshops and ‘Just for Men’ educational programs
Cañon Literacy CenterOperation expenses for free tutoring and refreshments for students
ECHO & Family Center Early Childhood CouncilChild Health Passport folders and health books
Family Crisis Services, Inc.Operation expenses for their 24-hour hotline
Fremont Community Foundation Fremont’s Exceptional Women (FEW) educational programming and professional clothing collection
Fremont County Sheriff's OfficeAutomated External Defibrillators and replacement KAT tourniquets for patrol deputies
Fremont RE-1 School DistrictSenior Fun Fest equipment
Fremont Search and RescueRe-certification of two automated external defibrillators, Wilderness Medical Institute Protocols materials and disposable items
Heart of Colorado CASARecruit and train 10 new advocates
Loaves and Fishes Ministries of Fremont CountySupport for Chayah House, the emergency shelter, and Restoring Hope and New Creations Inn, two transitional housing programs
Meals on Wheels Cañon CityTo offset the cost of meals for homebound individuals
Orchard of Hope FoundationProgram support to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their families
Penrose Park & Recreation DistrictSport and general fitness equipment
Senior Services SolutionsStipends to drivers who provide safe and reliable transportation for seniors to medical and dental appointments locally and out-of-town
Stich N’ GiveYarn for knitting projects distributed to various community organizations
Tallahassee Fire and RescueEMR and EMT training and medical equipment, ECG monitor, oxygen tanks, vital sign monitor for the volunteers in northwest Fremont County
UAAOG/Fremont County Head StartBus restraints
Thank you for your interest in submitting your organization’s grant application to St. Thomas More Health Foundation’s Yankton Benedictine Sisters Fund.
Grant applications for the 2017-18 funding cycle will be accepted beginning September 1, 2017. These applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than December 31, 2017 to receive a grant in the following year. Please check back on September 1 for a link to the grant application.
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