Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Generous donor and community support are empowering WISE to provide vital services to the women in our region, continue our supportive work of local programs and community needs. Your continued support enables us to continue to answer the call for help from our clients of all walks of life.
Thanks to the extraordinary support from local foundations and community friends, WISE received a record $32,000 in new gifts,
donations, and grants in 2021-2022.
The Community Foundation of the Virginias
funded grant requests in the amounts of
$5,000 in 2021 and $7,500 in 2022 to support
WISE outreach programs geared toward helping drug-court participants, services, and supplies for local domestic violence shelters and halfway houses, and establishing Care Closets in our local high schools that help provide personal
hygiene products to students.
The United Way of Southern West Virginia has provided grant funding of $1,000 in 2021 for the purchase of COVID supplies and an additional $3,500 in 2021 to provide Care packages for local shelters and our WISE staff and volunteers. Funding was also earmarked for women's health awareness and support to help local women work towards financial independence.
In 2021, WISE received a printing grant
in the amount of $500 from One by One for promotional materials to help continue
sharing about WISE in our community.
We are pleased to work with One by One
again in 2022 for a second time and
are proudly the recipient of their August 2022
promotional non-profit grant.
The Bluefield Elks Club funded grant requests
for $5,500 in 2021 and $6,000 in 2022 to
support the service programs at WISE to promote drug addiction awareness with local students as well as in our local communities.
This funding will also provide funding support for our Baskets of Hope program.
The healthcare workers at Princeton Community Hospital held a scrub drive for WISE in 2022 and donated over 500 pieces of scrubs.
All donations received will be used to help
students and new healthcare workers secure the uniforms they need to study and begin their
work in the healthcare field in our area.
We are so blessed that they donated to us!
WISE is very thankful for the generosity of
Cathy & Fred Muth. Through their
donations, WISE has been able to
upgrade the equipment in the office and
in our charity shop. Additionally, we have
been able to upgrade our storage
systems for our Care Closet program.
The Muth's also arranged for the charity shop
to receive a facelift!