Thank you for supporting Women in Action this year! Stay tuned for our year 2 grant announcements the week of June 24, 2013.
Engage, Educate and Expand Opportunities
Launched in the fall of 2011, Women in Action (WIA) engages people in the community through educational events and generates resources for innovative local programs. In its first year, WIA awarded four first-time grants. The goal this year is to raise $30,000 by April 30, 2013 for new grants to local solutions addressing WIA’s mission.
Women in Action's mission is to support programs that promote healthy eating, sound nutrition and physical activities for children and families.
To address childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating, sound nutrition and physical activities for youth and their families in an integrated manner. To reach children and families in key places: school, home and child care centers, where people live, learn, work and play.
- Attend one of our open monthly WIA meetings to help plan activities, learn about local model programs and meet others.
- Attend one of our educational breakfasts
- Donate to support Women in Action and help us increase access to nutritious food and physical activity for underserved families.
- Volunteer at one of our Women in Action events with local partner agencies such as The Food Project.
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FIRST YEAR WIA GRANTS!
Grant supports Backyard Growers (BYG) Program for low- to moderate-income Gloucester residents with children from infant through age 13. BYG will work with families to build and maintain sustainable backyard vegetable gardens, and will provide raised beds, compost, garden installation, seeds, seedlings, training, and mentoring to families. The grant also provides
resources to the BYG mapping project that will document and bring alive the integration of the gardens into the lives of the community of families in the Backyard Growers Program.
The Food Project, Passport to Fitness Program (in collaboration with CitySprouts, YMCA, Open Door and Addison Gilbert Hospital): $10,000
Grant supports the Passport to Fitness Program, a multi-pronged approach at Veteran’s Memorial Elementary School that engages students at Veteran’s in the cultivation, preparation, and sampling of healthy foods through
curricula paired with structured, collaborative physical fitness activities .
Beverly Children’s Learning Center, Kid-Fit Program: $9,276
Grant enables Beverly Children’s Learning Center to implement the nationally acclaimed Kid-Fit program for their pre-school age children. The
program includes twice weekly exercise classes that teach children about movement and nutrition. Grant also provides a healthy snack and
workshops/materials for parents around exercise & nutrition.
Beverly Farmers’ Market, Marketing/SNAP Incentive: $1,200
The grant will allow Beverly Farmers’ Market to increase their marketing and visibility to encourage and incentivize low-income individuals and families to use their SNAP (food stamps) to purchase healthy, fresh locally grown foods.
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