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PORT ST. LUCIE -- Every year the Port St. Lucie Business Women awards grants from money raised in the organization's annual spring Luncheon and Fashion Show.
The Port St. Lucie Business Women Community Action Grants committee presented awards totaling $3,000 to five Treasure Coast nonprofit organizations that benefit women and children in our community at their Feb. 7 meeting.
Council on Aging of St. Lucie received $1,000 for its Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound county residents 60 and older, especially those with the greatest economic and social need.
Grace Way Village, a faith-based nonprofit seeking to better the lives of those in need in our community, received $500 for Hope's Closet. Hope's Closet, one of their community programs, gives clothing to disadvantaged children along the Treasure Coast.
Harvest Food and Outreach Center of St. Lucie County received $750. The Center provides crisis care and employment training opportunities in addition to offering hunger relief for those in need.
Pink Tie Friends received a $500 grant to assist in providing financial support to uninsured or under-insured individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Arts & Cultural Alliance of St. Lucie received a grant of $250. The organization nurtures, promotes and funds the arts and cultural activities in St. Lucie County, including supporting arts education through participation in and out of the classroom.
The Port St. Lucie Business Women's Community Action Committee will continue studying critical community needs to make a decision for future funding. Recipients for 2014 will be chosen later this year.
Plans are underway for the Port St. Lucie Business Women's 23rd annual Luncheon and Fashion Show to be held on April 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, 12600 N.W. Harbour Ridge Blvd. in Palm City.
This event is the organization's major fundraiser that supports its community action grants and awards to local non-profit agencies that work with women and children in our community, and provides scholarships for women attending Indian River State College.
Tickets cost $45 per person. Contact Ellen Falk at (772) 342-7701, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of business women and serving our community in an effective way. For more information, visit www.pslbusinesswomen.com.