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Member Spotlight 1 of 2 ! Ray’s Apple Markets is a local business that goes above and beyond. They have a great crew of helpful people who are eager to make sure you have what you need. As you walk to the checkout you can be assured you will be asked, “Would like you help out with that?” From assisting customers with special orders, catering, daily needs and a helping hand to your vehichle, we can always count on our local grocery store Ray’s Apple Market! Check out their full profile on: https://beloitchamber.com/news/member-spotlight/
Member Spotlight 2 of 2! Wheat Fields Floral, a beautiful little shop located on South Mill St and owned and operated by the wonderful Andrea LePon. Her creativity, kindness and love for her hometown shows in all her work. Find her full profile at: https://beloitchamber.com/news/member-spotlight/
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Salina Area United Way Announces Make A Difference Grant Opening
Salina, KS – The Salina Area United Way announces the 2021 Make A Difference Grant funding process. We are excited to announce we will be awarding $140,000 in Make A Difference Grants this year. The purpose of the Make A Difference grant is to be responsive to community needs. Consideration will be given to programs which make a difference in our communities. The Salina Area United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
All 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization or Government/Public or Educational Institution or Church or Other organizations in the Salina Area United Way 10 county service area (Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Russell, Osborne) which provide programs with measurable impact in one of our three locally determined focus areas, are eligible to apply for funding. The 2021 Make A Difference Grant application is available and should be submitted on the website at https://www.unitedwaysalina.org/grant-application.
“Thanks to the generosity of local companies, foundations, and individuals, we are able to continue our important efforts to change the odds for families and individuals in our community,” said Claire Mullen, Executive Director for Salina Area United Way.
SAUW has adopted three community goals in the Impact Areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability:
HEALTH: Increase the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoiding risky behavior
EDUCATION: Raise the graduation rate
FINANCIAL STABILITY: Reduce the number of families who are financially unstable
Funds raised by the Salina Area United Way are awarded through competitive grants. The Make A Difference Grant application opens Friday, March 19, 2021 and all applications will be due by Friday, April 23, 2021, noon, CST. All applications need to be submitted online at https://www.unitedwaysalina.org/grant-application. The maximum annual grant awarded to applicants will not exceed $10,000. Due to limited funding, partial grants may be awarded.
For more information about Salina Area United Way, visit www.unitedwaysalina.org. Or, contact Salina Area United Way at 785-827-1312.
- Wednesday, April 14 – Blood Drive
- Thursday, April 15 – Heart Choices Banquet, 7 pm
- Friday, April 16 – Fundraiser meal for Su-Mi Sneath, Municipal Building, 11:30 – 1 pm
- Friday, May 7 – Chamber Coffee and house Tour @NCK Tech
- Saturday, May 29 – Memorial Day Parade, 10 am
- Friday – Saturday, June 4&5 – Beloit City Wide Garage Sales, Hwy 24 Sales, contact Waconda Trader to get your sale on the MAP!