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City Announces Grant Recipients for Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Projects

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 10, 2014


For more information, please contact:

Michael Shermis, Event Liaison, City of Bloomington Department of Community and Family Resources, 349.3471, shermism@bloomington.in.gov

Nicole Griffin, Chair, City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, 812.856.4648, nsg@indiana.edu


City Announces Grant Recipients for Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Projects


Bloomington, Ind. - Mayor Mark Kruzan announced that the City of Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission has awarded grants totaling $29,500 to local organizations for "A Day On! Not A Day Off" volunteer service projects. Mayor Kruzan urges local residents to honor Dr. King by participating in one of the day's many community-centered activities.


"Martin Luther King, Jr., Day presents an excellent opportunity for us to enhance our community through collaboration," Kruzan said. "We are pleased to announce our grant recipients for the 2015 King holiday, 'A Day On! Not A Day Off.'"


The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County and Service for Peace provided the City grants of $12,000 and $17,500, respectively. All funds are being awarded to local groups to help them acquire the materials and supplies volunteers will use during the 2015 Day of Service and subsequent "40 Days of Peace."


The groups receiving funds and the amounts are included in the table below. Additional volunteer service projects that did not request project funding also will be taking place. For more information and a list of service projects, please visit the Commission's website or contact Event Liaison Michael Shermis at 349.3471.


Organization & Project

Amount Awarded

21st Century Scholar Corps
Community Care Kits

$500

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Kappa Tau Omega Chapter
ASCEND

$500

Batchelor Middle School
Be The Change

$400

be.CAUSE Gallery & Studio
Painting A Dream

$500

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana
Bowl For Kids Sake IU Student Call Out & Recruitment Night

$500

Bloomington Community Orchard
"Bats and the Bees" Day of Service

$500

Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc.
Free zine and book distribution to youth and families

$500

Bring Hanah Home, Inc.
Third Annual Feed our Furry Friends Food Event with Area 10 Agency On Aging

$500

Delta Sigma Theta Bloomington Alumnae Chapter
Service to Women: Heart Health, Smart Health

$500

District 10 Pro Bono Project
Talk To A Lawyer Today

$360

FASE Advisory Board
Cover Bloomington Project

$1,000

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts and Diversity Project

$500

Girls Inc. of Monroe County
Organizing and Inventorying the Girls Inc. Center

$500

Groups Scholars Program
Blankets and Baggies

$1,500

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
ReStore ReVamp 2.0

$500

Harmony School
Social Action Day/ Martin Luther King Day Celebration

$1,500

Hoosier Hills Food
Hoosier Hills Food Bank MLK Day of Service Fresh and Healthy

$1,500

Middle Way House Inc
Peaceful Plans Abound at Middle Way House

$1,500

Monroe County Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Help Others

$1,500

Monroe County History Center
Identifying African American Burials in Monroe County Cemeteries

$500

Monroe County Public Library
A Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

$300

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
Community Garden and Food Pantry Service Project

$500

NAACP Youth Council Monroe County
Social Graces Workshop

$500

New Leaf New Life, Inc.
Books to Children of Incarcerated Adults

$500

Oxfam Club at IU
Welcome Baskets for New Residents at the Rise

$500

Protective Order Assistance Partnership (POAP)
Monroe, No More: No More to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault!

$740

Recovery Engagement Center
MLK Day Health and Recovery Fair

$500

Rogers and Templeton's Multiage Classes
Thinking Like Dr. King

$1,000

Shalom Community Center, Inc.
Heart Shelter (More Than Homeless Project)

$1,000

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Unit
Crestmont Unit 2015 MLK Jr. Day of Service

$500

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Ellettsville Unit
Ellettsville Unit 2015 MLK Jr. Day of Service

$500

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Lincoln Street Unit
Lincoln Street Unit 2015 MLK Jr. Day of Service

$1,000

The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project
MLK Pack-A-Thon

$1,000

The Project School
Care Packages & Art Installations for Shalom Community Center

$1,500

The Salvation Army
Free Day of Vision

$500

VIPS-Indiana (Visually Impaired Preschool Services)
Scratch Mats for VIPS Kiddos

$500

Volunteers for Change
Home Weatherizations

$1,000

Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County
Building Medical Records for New Patients

$500

WFHB Community Radio
MLK Broadcast

$500

Windfall Dancers Inc.
Windfall Work Day

$500

Within Our Lifetime Campaign to End Racism
Within Our Lifetime Campaign to End Racism MLK Event

$700


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