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Featured Grant Story: West Texas Watercolor Society

What is the West Texas Watercolor Society? The West Texas Watercolor Society promotes the highest aesthetic standards in the art of watermedia and to provide an opportunity for the interchange of ideas among persons interested in all forms of watermedia, and to provide civic cultural and educational support to the art of watermedia. There is no contemplated pecuniary gain to the corporation or any of its members. In October 2017, the West Texas Watercolor Society (WTWS) hosted a workshop called "Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting." The project was designed to give back to the community through education. WTWS was able to give three high school teachers from Hale County and Lubbock County a sc

Featured Grant Story: Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services

The mission of Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS) is to provide a variety of Christ-centered services to children in need and their families. Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services is now offering the Lubbock Child and Family Program, a program offered to families at no cost to prevent out-of-home placement of children. This program helps to stabilize families during times of crisis so that the children in the family may remain in their own home. PCHAS specialists visit families in their homes to assess their needs, identify existing strengths, and co-develop plans with the families for improved stability and well-being. PCHAS's goal is to prevent future generations from

Featured Grant Story: Canine Companions for Independence

What is Canine Companions for Independence? The number of individuals living with one or more disabilities increases every year in our country and throughout Texas. These disabilities may be physical, cognitive, developmental, or a combination of any and all of them. Among the challenges individuals affected by these disabilities encounter in their daily lives are the ability to maintain a level of self-sufficiency, the lack of education among the general population about disability awareness and feelings of isolation and incompetency. The mission of Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assista

Featured Grant Story: Special Olympics Texas, Inc.

What is Special Olympics Texas, Inc.? The mission of Special Olympics (SOTX) is to provide year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other athletes and the community. Athletes with intellectual disabilities trained and competed in 11 different Olympic-type sports: Aquatics Athletics (Track & Field) Basketball Bocce Bowling Equestrian Golf Rollerskating Soccer Tennis Volleyball Athletes also participated in the Youn

Featured Grant Story: Upbring Neighborhood House

What is Upbring Neighborhood House? Established in 1967, Neighborhood House provides emergency assistance, including food vouchers, hygiene products, assistance with utility payments, and other necessities to Lubbock County adults and families who are experiencing economic hardship. Neighborhood House also distributes children's books as part of their undertaking to equip and inspire the next generation among this population by promoting literacy alongside the Literacy Lubbock program. The project's target population is economically fragile households as well as those who are in a temporary financial crisis. Grant funds from the Community Foundation of West Texas provided key support for the

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