We are thrilled to announce White Light Foundation’s Month of Giving has begun! Thanks to the generous fundraising, donations and support, we have almost $24,000 of grants to distribute to over 30 charities! This grants are a testament to the energy and spirit of the Twiddle community and the inspiration of the music itself.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate a charity, supported us online and at events. Because of you we are able to donate more than double of what we granted last year and at $750 per charity, a far cry from the $100+ we donated in our first year. Thank you Danny Steinman’s Jam Art for donating his creativity and helping us drive $12,000 of our total donation amount. We would like to thank a very generous (anonymous) donor who matched $5,000 of our fundraising. We would also like to thank the 100’s of individual donors who nominated us for birthdays, chose us as recipients of a monthly contribution or surprised us with a donation. Because of all of you, WLF is able to contribute and additional almost $7,000 to the Month of Giving.
It continues to amaze us how diverse and deserving the organizations you nominate are. Thank you for your thoughtful nominations.We are excited to announce our first wave of recipients for the Month of Giving. These 10 charitable organizations will each receive a $750 grant from the White Light Foundation.
Things of My Very Own, who provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. Nominated by Melissa Wojcik & Gina Krosky-Rice.
Second Chance Thoroughbreds was nominated by Collette Kelly. They provide Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) with a soft landing after the end of their racing careers by giving them ample rehabilitation and retraining, transitioning them to a new career.
The Boys & Girls Club of East Providence was nominated by Martin DeCosta. They seek to inspire, enable, educate, and reach out to all young people in East Providence, especially those who need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Children’s Tumor Foundation with a mission to drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community. Nominated by James Jäeger
Chosen 300 – Homeless Outreach was nominated by Diane Lobel Holland. The purpose of this organization is to distribute meals & services to the homeless, providing pre-release classes to incarcerated persons, and afford positive value programs for inner-city youth.
Special Books by Special Kids, who seeks to normalize the diversity of the human condition under the pillars of honesty, respect, mindfulness, positivity and collaboration. Nominated by Sara Egan
Health Horizon International, which seeks to improve community health in the Dominican Republic. Nominated by Rachel Ferrer.
Chicago Period Project, was nominated by Mike Mellor. Their mission is to empower homeless and in-need people to experience their periods with dignity.
ANEW Place, who provide a holistic continuum of services for the homeless, centered in love and dignity, that foster growth, cultivate community engagement, and provide tools for lifelong change so that each person may start anew. Nominated by Andre Clark
The Center for Prevention of Abuse who look to help all people – women, men, and children – live free from violence and abuse. Nominated @Kelsey Keough