“Satchel’s awards $12,500 to local organizations through Satch Capital Grants”
Satchel’s Pizza is proud to award Satch Capital Grants to three different and deserving organizations in our community. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Gainesville, FamilyPromise of Gainesville, and The CHILD Center for Early Learning are splitting the award for calendar year 2018. Satch Capital Grants are funded by our customers who give their support to local nonprofits by using Satchel’s ATM machines. The Giving Committee had twenty three applications for this award and after much deliberation three local non profits will receive funds.
$6000 Satch Capital goes to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Gainesville. NAMI Gainesville is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, support and advocacy to individuals living with mental illness and their families. NAMI Gainesville services include: 1) Free educational courses for individuals living with mental illness, 2) Free support groups for people living with mental illness, 3) Information on resources and advocacy, and 4) Outreach programs that empower individuals and their families to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness. NAMI Gainesville’s programs help people living with mental illness learn to manage their illness and avoid or prevent mental health crisis events that can lead to incarceration, homelessness and suicide. The classes, support groups and presentations are free and held at various locations in Gainesville to better serve all its residents. This Satch Capital Grant will fund certification and training of three additional teachers for NAMI Gainesville’s educational courses.
Family Promise of Gainesville receives $5000 in Satch Capital. Family Promise is a community-wide response to end childhood homelessness. Through the collaborations of local faith communities, Family Promise of Gainesville provides homeless children and their families with compassionate care that includes case management, education, housing, meals and transportation until they can transition to a home of their own. The Satch Capital Grant will allow Family Promise to purchase a new trailer and refurbish their existing trailer. These trailers are used to move approximately 30,000 pounds of furniture annually.
The third Capital Grant of $1500 is awarded to The CHILD Center for Early Learning. The CHILD Center is an innovative and collaborative partnership that works to bring the collective experience and expertise of several organizations together to give children, families and child care professionals the best experience possible. Funding will help The CHILD Center equip their Art Shed with tables, chairs and supplies needed for their outside art classroom.