Women United Together in Philanthropy offers grants to help children in need

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Women United Together in Philanthropy, an after school program at Friendship Court will resurface. The Nutrition and Community Program offers after-school healthy and locally-sourced snacks for children who are residents. The award was accepted by the Piedmont Housing Alliance, which manages the low income homes.

"The kids at Friendship Court come to the community center and they love to be able to have the snack there," said Karen Reifenberger, of the Piedmont Housing Alliance. "They find it to be a place where they can participate in their community, have fun, grow and thrive."

At Farmington Country Club, many women came out to the the Women United Together in Philanthropy Grants Support Luncheon, to support local organizations that work to help the women and children in the Charlottesville area.

"We make a difference in this community, and these organizations make a difference in this community for women and children," said Carolyn Cullen of Women United Together in Philanthropy.

The Albemarle Housing Improvement Program also received a $20,000 grant. Its executive director says this will help AHIP continue to keep families safe at home.

"We're going to take this grant, and we are going to put it right into our Children Safe at Home Emergency Repair Program," said Jennifer Jacobs, These dollars are going to go right to work for labor equipment and supplies to do actual home repairs for families in Charlottesville and Albemarle."

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