Ladies Initiating Giving – An Honored Tradition
LiGHT was officially launched in 2012. Since that time, members have joined this initiative, collectively raising in excess of $166,000 largely through $25 donations. An endowment of more than $108,000 has been built to provide a permanent source of funding for LiGHT.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors approved underwriting the administrative expenses of LiGHT through its operational funds – so 100% of contributions to LiGHT are used for the purpose of providing grants to benefit women and children in Wells County.
The 2022 fall business meeting was held on Monday, October 10th. Members heard presentations from eleven agencies. Following the presentations, members voted to recommend grant distributions.
In the 11 years since the inception of LiGHT, $95,778 has been awarded in grants to benefit women and children in Wells County.
2022 LiGHT Grants
LiGHT distributed $15,981 in grants at the Fall Business Meeting
Adams Wells Crisis Center received $3,000 to provide funding to promote safe and healthy homes for women and children in Wells County by providing the tools needed to live a life away from violence.
Camp Watcha Wanna-Do received $1,500 from the LiGHT Fund to provide funding for camperships for Wells County kids.
Community Care of Northeast Indiana received $981 to provide funding for Fresh Start rent and utility assistance for women supporting children.
Community Care of Northeast Indiana received $3,000 to provide funding for replacement of PTAC heating/cooling units at Grace and Mercy.
Community Harvest Food Bank received $2,500 to provide funding to purchase food for Wells County Kids BackPak/TeenPak program.
Helping Hands Pregnancy Resource Center received $2,500 to provide funding for the Parenting in Progress program.
Park Community Church received $2,500 to provide funding for the FOODFIGHT! program, helping to cover the negative balances of school lunches in Wells County.