The window for the first round of the 2015 Thrift Shop Grant Program is now open for applications. The Great Smokies Health Foundation announced Wednesday that proceeds from the two Thrift Stores operated by the Foundation will be used to fund one time $5,000.00 grants to non-profits, government entities, and educational institutions in the specific service area of Jackson and Swain County. The grants are to used for projects that will impact the health and wellness services in these counties. The deadline for the applications is July 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m..
Over the years the Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from Thrift Store sales in Jackson and Swain Counties to fund projects at both Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospitals. As a result of the Hospital sale, they now have a new name “Great Smokies Health Foundation Thrift Shop” and a new mission “to raise money to support the health needs of our community by selling, at an affordable price, items donated by and sold to our customers. “The 2015 Thrift Shop Grant Program is a way to continue their legacy and make an even bigger difference in the health and wellness of the community,” said Michele Garashi-Ellick, Executive Director of the Great Smokies Health Foundation.
To receive an application or get answers to questions regarding the grant program and application questions, and/or application process contact Michelle Garashi-Ellick, Executive Director of the Foundation at 828-5o7-2270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org