Megan House Foundation Awarded $5,000 through Women Working Wonders Fund
Megan House Foundation Program Director MaryBeth Murphy (left) and Executive Director Pamela Huntley (right)
(Lowell, MA) - The Women Working Wonders Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, recently named the Megan House Foundation as one of five recipients of $5,000 through their annual grant program.
“The Greater Lowell Community Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of the Megan’s House mission since our inception,” said Megan House Foundation Executive Director Pamela Huntley. “To also have the prestigious Women Working Wonders Fund recognize the amazing work being done to help young women in recovery provides a much needed boost as we seek to expand our programs and help reunite young mothers with their children.”
The grant award will help supplement the Megan House Foundation’s “Coming Home” project at Emma’s Place, which provides a sober living environment for parent-child reunification and bonding. The goal is to establish a sense of “normalcy” for young individuals and families who are typically from low socioeconomic status and often end up homeless as a result.
“We’re proud to celebrate our 15th anniversary and provide an additional grant to the community this year,” said Bopha Malone, Women Working Wonders Fund Board President. “These nonprofits work wonders to improve the lives of girls and women, and we’re honored to help them make a difference and create positive change in countless lives.”
Founded in 2004 by a small group of women coming together to form a collective giving organization that focused on women’s issues, the Women Working Wonders Fund has awarded 41 grants of $5,000 to organizations supporting women and girls in the Greater Lowell area.
Established in 2015, the mission of the Megan House Foundation is to improve the quality of life of its residents through an evidence-based substance use disorder treatment program that emphasizes individual dignity, self-respect and empowerment. Through its long-term residential treatment program and success homes, the organization has established a culture that promotes wellness and success. For additional information, please visitwww.themeganhouse.org
Women Working Wonders provides annual grants in three key areas: assist women in transition, provide leadership development as well as contribute to the beautification of the environment. The Women Working Wonders Fund’s Power of the Purse 2019 event is scheduled for October 24, 2019. Tickets go on sale August 12. For information about WWW and the upcoming event, visit: www.womenworkingwondersfund.com
Since its inception in 1997, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation has maintained the clear mission to improve the quality of life for the people in the communities it serves by connecting caring donors with local nonprofit organizations that best serve the causes that matter most to them. Through well-planned charitable gifts, grants, legacy donations and scholarships, it helps private and corporate donors make a more lasting difference on the quality of life in our community. To learn more, please visit www.glcfoundation.org
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