The Handbags That Help women’s giving circle awarded grants totaling $51,500 to four local nonprofits, bringing its total in 13 years to more than $500,000.
• City Life Findlay – $10,000
City Life Findlay, an extension of Youth for Christ of Northwest Ohio, was granted $10,000 for an outdoor expansion project for under-served youth in the community.
• Findlay Family YMCA – $15,000
Findlay Family YMCA was granted $15,000 for an expansion of a Diabetes Health Program with multifaceted training sessions for diabetes education and prevention.
• Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services – $19,000
Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services was granted $19,000 for a sexual assault family advocate addressing a critical gap in the support system offered to survivors.
• LGBTQ+ Spectrum – $7,500
LGBTQ+ Spectrum was granted $7,500 to develop a multi-level community education program called Alphabet Soup.
Handbags That Help has granted $541,595 in 12 grant cycles to support 28 local nonprofit organizations. Due to Ohio’s stay-at-home order, Handbags That Help celebration meeting to recognize the 2020 grantees has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Findlay Country Club.