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St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary Awards $91,490 in Grants

St. Luke’s McCall’s Auxiliary recently awarded $91,490 in grants to local organizations.
By Laura Crawford, News and Community
January 14, 2016

St. Luke’s McCall’s Auxiliary awarded $91,490 in grants to local organizations at their general membership meeting on Jan. 11.

The Auxiliary reached a major milestone in their grant program. Since 2002, the Auxiliary has contributed more than $1 million in support of local community organizations.

The grants are entirely funded through proceeds from the St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary Thrift Shop.

“We are very grateful for the support our Thrift Shop receives, in donations and receipts, which allows us to continue this vital program,” said Patti Crandall, recently retired volunteer Thrift Shop director.

Grants were awarded as follows:

  • St. Luke’s McCall Complex Care Committee, provides support for prescriptions for those who would not otherwise be able to pay for necessary medication, received $25,000.
  • The Community Medical Fund, which helps adults in need of dental, psychiatric, and medical care, received $25,000.
  • The Community Children’s Medical Fund, which helps families with children in need of dental, psychiatric, and medical care, received $16,000.
  • St. Luke’s McCall Dental – Brighter Smiles program, supports those in need of dental care who would not otherwise be able to afford care, $10,000
  • The McCall Senior Citizens Center Meals on Wheels program received $6,200.
  • Payette Lakes Community Association, nutritious snacks for after school and summer youth programs, received $5,290.
  • Heartland Hunger Resource Center, which assists families in need of food and household goods such as toilet paper and diapers, received $4,000.

“It is a gratifying time for the Auxiliary to be able to help support programs that are working to improve the health of our community members,” said Holly Thrash, volunteer auxiliary grant committee chair.

All local non-profit organizations with a health-related mission are eligible to apply for the grants. Applications are due in September, with funds awarded in January. For more information call Holly Thrash, St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary grant chair, at 347-3404. 

About The Author

Laura Crawford works in the Communications and Marketing department at St. Luke's.

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