Women on Mission Making a Difference – VIDEO
St. Louis, Mo… Big Brothers Big Sisters received a $45,000 grant from Women on Mission – St. Louis (WOM) on June 23, 2008, at the College Hill Community Garden of Courage in North St. Louis. The grant funds will be used to mentor 37 children who live in College Hill and are currently on a waiting list for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Through this proven approach, these St. Louis children will have the opportunity to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on their lives.
Many grant requests were received. The WOM grant committee selected 3 finalists to present their proposal at its first annual meeting June 12, 2008. The women voted to give the grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Louis.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children ages 5 through 17 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. The organization has a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of volunteers and youth.
The 2009 Women on Mission grant deadline will be March 21. Go to http://womenonmissionstl.com for more information.
Women on Mission – St. Louis, a women’s giving circle, began June 2007 now has over 50 women committed to making a difference and continues to grow in members. The Christian organization hopes to make a difference by helping to revitalize St. Louis neighborhoods and empowering women and families in those neighborhoods.