AUGUSTA — Two organizations based in Aiken County received money for their programs during the Women in Philanthropy for the CSRA’s 6th Annual Meeting and Grants Awards presentation at the Augusta Country Club on March 28. In addition, an Augusta-based group that will provide support to women with cancer in Aiken and Edgefield counties was among the grant recipients.
The Aiken Partnership at USC Aiken will use its grant of $9,162.50 to help pay for a simulation infant for the school’s Child Health Lab. The group is in the process of creating a children’s hospital training room for child health nursing students.
Mental Health America Aiken County and its Nurture Home initiative for homeless mothers and their children received $1,500. Part of the money will be used to purchase the Physical and Emotional Awareness for Children Who Are Homeless curriculum that teaches youngsters about good nutrition, the importance of physical activity and how to deal with the stress of being homeless. The rest of the funds will be used to buy a jog stroller, bicycles, bicycle helmets and a basketball goal.
The Lydia Project, which is based in Augusta, will use its $20,000 grant to provide lodging for women with cancer from four counties in the area, including Aiken and Edgefield, while they receive treatment in Augusta.
The Women in Philanthropy donated a total of $112,000 to seven organizations during its latest grant distribution.
The four groups not listed previously were Kids Restart, Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA, Immaculate Conception Catholic School and ASU Foundation/GRU Literacy Center.
Since 2009, Women in Philanthropy has awarded 28 grants worth $523,300 to groups in the Augusta area.