Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties ($100,000)
Our $100,000 Impact100 SJ grant was awarded to Big Brothers Big Sisters to increase the number of kids they serve through new technology. Mentor 2.0 is a curriculum-based online program model that lets “Big” mentors and “Little” mentees interact weekly through the iMentor program. They anticipate Mentor 2.0 will reduce some of the challenges the organization faces recruiting “Bigs” because of their travel commitments and time limitations.
Impact100 South Jersey Core Mission Grants are intended to help local organizations reach the next level and increase access to their services. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ leadership believes that Mentor 2.0 is the best tool to transform the way they serve their children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. They anticipate that our grant will be a game-changer, catapulting the number of children they will be able to serve.
Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey ($27,500)
Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey received a general operating grant for $27,500. Their proposal focused on transforming multi-purpose offices into private counseling spaces exclusively for mental health therapy and substance abuse treatment for the growing number of people they serve.
Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey ($27,500)
Ronald McDonald House, located in Camden, was awarded a general operating grant for $27,500 that went toward replace the carpeting throughout the facility with engineered flooring. Although the grant did not cover the entire project, an Impact100 SJ member whose family owns General Floor, completed the entire job for the amount of the grant.
Hopeworks ‘N Camden ($74,000)
Hopeworks received our first Impact100 South Jersey grant for $74,000. The organization works with young men and women who’ve experienced traumatic upbringings and teaches them high-tech skills and life skills. The money was used toward improving the resources they have to serve the increasing number of young people they serve, and outfitting a new more professional workspace.