GRANT for 1st Quarter

En Ka Society Gifts Committee

1st Quarter Grants — October 2018

The following Grants were reviewed and approved:

Friends of the Winchester Public Library:  The Friends of the Winchester Library wanted help defraying the cost of museum passes (specifically the Children's Museum of Boston, Boston by Foot, the DeCordova Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum) available to all Winchester residents.

Woburn Council of Social Concern: The Woburn Council of Social Concern requested funding to support the Food Pantry to provide assistance to financially challenged Winchester Families. 122 Winchester individuals representing 37 households are served.

Winchester Integrated Preschool: Requested 8 orange Lakeshore Flex-space chairs and 2 sets (6 chairs per pack) of American Plastic Toys Scoop Rocker. To provide flexible seating options to help give students alternative seating options to assist with multiple learning styles and often the need to move or support their bodies during large instructional opportunities for both preschool locations.

WHS Science Olympiad Team: Sought funds for materials and labs to compete in competitions. There are 50 students that participate.

The Patrick Gill Memorial Trauma Symposium: To provide medical training for first responders. This year's Symposium is about management of spinal cord injuries, drowning, and violence in the Emergency Room, among others. Funds requested to be used for this presentation. There will be 300 at attendance.

Winchester Public School Music Department: To purchase choral risers and side rails for Winchester High School and McCall Middle School.

The En Ka Society is a volunteer non-profit organization comprised of women in Winchester.  The Society's objective is to provide aid, through volunteer services and through raising funds, for local charities, non-profit organizations and other groups that serve the people of Winchester. Local non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for En Ka grants, which are awarded quarterly.

The deadline for NEXT quarter's grant requests is January 1, 2019. Applications are available at enkasociety.org, under the Grants section.  Please note that requests to fund salaries or fixed operating expenses cannot be considered.  A project budget and organization financial statement must be included with the requests for funding.

Since 2000, En Ka has awarded over $1,000,000 through more than 400 grants to local organizations that address the needs of students and youth, the elderly, the physically challenged, and non-profit organizations devoted to providing enrichment and/or health and social services to the Winchester community.

For more information, refer to enkasociety.org (Grants Guidelines) or contact gifts@enkasociety.org

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Monday, December 10th.

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