Wednesday, October 29 was the big night when the women of Impact San Antonio selected the recipients for our 2014 Impact Grants. After enjoying a reception and then hearing presentations from the five finalists, the members voted to award an Impact Grant to each of these three agencies:
Blueprint Ministries (Health & Wellness) - The Impact San Antonio grant will be used to provide 50 inner city homeowners a restored house that offers them safer, warmer and drier living conditions. Restorative work will be done by volunteers and may include replacing or repairing the roof, interior walls, ceilings, floors, siding, porches as well as bathroom and kitchen renovations and handicap accessibility.
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio (Education) - The Impact San Antonio Grant will help the Boys and Girls Clubs move their teen program from an unattractive, cramped and debilitated leased space to a new building on the campus of the Calderón Branch. The funding will be used to construct a building specifically designed and equipped for teens to include a Learning Center/Tech Lab, lounge, and open space for programs, games and group activities. The move will allows teens daily access to Calderón's gym, pool and outdoor courts, an important teen draw.
Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives (Family) - The Impact San Antonio Grant will be used to purchase desperately needed heating and air conditioning units, and to repair or replace duct and vent work at the San Antonio Campus. Without these additions and repairs, the Emergency Shelter and Counseling Center are unbearably hot in the summer and very cold on winter days. The contribution will provide a more comfortable environment for children struggling to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect.
In addition, The Playhouse San Antonio and Friends of Government Canyon were each awarded smaller grants.
Congratulations to the 2014 Impact San Antonio Grant Recipients.