Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan Receives TC Optimist Grant
The TC Optimist Club donated nearly $ 20,000 to local youth groups.
Big Brothers Big Sisters from northwest Michigan was one of 20 recipients of the scholarship.
They were awarded $ 1,500.
They say this money will be used for background checking of their adult volunteers.
Development coordinator Kris Hoxie says this will cover 50% of those fees for one year.
Says Hoxie, “These reduced costs actually allow us to step up our volunteer recruiting efforts. So that we can actually begin to serve more children. “
Big Brothers Big Sisters from northwest Michigan say this scholarship will also allow them to focus their efforts on volunteer recruiting.
The Traverse City Optimist Club recently awarded $ 17,250 in grants to twenty local youth-oriented organizations. The following organizations received grants between $ 250 and $ 1,500:
Art for all of Northern MI
Big brothers / big sisters
Boots for children
Children and family services
Center for Cognitive Science and Discovery
Goodwill Northern Michigan
Grand Traverse Bay YMCA
Grand Traverse Conservation District
Habitat for mankind Grand Traverse Region
Children on the go
Maritime Heritage Alliance
Michigan Challenge Traditional sailing training
Raptors Robotics Central High School
SEEDS ecology and education centers
TCAPS Traverse City Area network for supporting intensive students in public schools
The music house museum
Traverse Area Community Sailing
Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy