Now in its fourth year of making grant awards, to-date, the Women’s Leadership Guild has raised and gifted more than $100,000 to support women’s and children’s health and wellness and Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs.

Today, the guild continues to recruit members who want to make a meaningful difference through the power of philanthropy and empower women and children in our region.

Members voted to award eleven $2,000 grants for the 2018-19 grant cycle: 

  • Albion Food Pantry—kitchen and sports equipment to improve capacity in serving nutritious meals and expanding the ability to offer fun physical activities for adults and children.
  • Community Action Center—two 6-week cooking class series and four 4-week food management class series, on site at the food bank, to decrease rates of food insecurity in households by increasing food management skills. 
  • Family Promise of the Palouse—hygiene and first aid products, day center supplies, minor medical expenses, and fuel cards for transportation needs, serving homeless families on the Palouse.
  • Friends of Community Hospice—training, testing and application fees for 4 to gain End-of-Life workforce development skills and obtain Home Care Aid certification for the Serenity House.
  • iBelieve of the Palouse—funding for 10 events during parent-teacher conference days for Pullman school children, providing healthy meals and a safe meeting place.
  • Palouse Care Network—educational materials, meals and giveaways for seminars and funding background checks for 5 new volunteers to educate parents about online boundaries and filters for their children.
  • Palouse Discovery Science Center—renovation of the “COVE” space in the science center, providing a space where children can develop problem-solving skills through discovery
  • Pullman Community Council on Aging—support of the senior chore service program for rebuilding and strengthening existing relationships with seniors and volunteers.
  • Pullman Regional Hospital Feeding Team—course fees for three staff members and a scholarship fund for patients whose insurance may not cover feeding therapies.
  • Pullman Schools Pantry Program—funds will be distributed to each school in the Pullman School District to purchase age appropriate food for children, supplementing food available to children and their siblings over the weekends and long holidays.
  • YMCA of the Palouse—provide seven family nights during the spring semester with fun activities, field trips, guest presenters, educational takeaways and endless opportunities to be together as a family with no cost to the family.

“We are a guild of women ‘givers’ who want to empower others,” said guild Chair, Angie Feuerstein. “I love how our membership has grown and how we continue to learn about the impactful work of our regional non-profits. This is an extraordinary experience, leveraging our capacity and being part of something truly meaningful.”

Learn more about the Women’s Leadership Guild:

Contact: Alison Weigley, Assistant Director of Development, Marketing & Major Gifts
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

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