Funds to operate the
Foundation are received from “Share
the Happiness” campaign at Christmas time.
donations from Grand Island service organizations, businesses, churches,
schools, memorials, and
are received during the year. Whether through payroll deductions or individual
donations are greatly appreciated.
Grand Island individual or family in need may apply.
Since the Foundation is funded through the
and goodwill of the people of Grand Island, assistance is limited to Island
Our goal is to help families in crisis.
The hardship might be caused by a delay in welfare or insurance
or in the processing of food stamp applications. Our aid could be in the form of groceries, or it
be a payments toward rent, utility or assist with direction for medical needs.
Information in regard to someone in need usually is supplied to the
Foundation by family, neighbors,
or schools. Referrals may also come
from friends or the clients themselves. Our
appears weekly in Island newspapers and at www.isledegrande.com
Any member of the Board of
Directors may authorize limited emergency assistance for a family in need.
expenditures, however, must be
discussed and voted on by the Board of Directors.
Requests for assistance are thoroughly investigated before action is taken.
The total resources of the Foundation are donations made by people of
the community, therefore, the help we extend can only be of a temporary
Most of our efforts have been concentrated on getting people through a
crisis when there is no
help available. The
Foundation supplies a unique service to our community.
Help is prompt, compassionate, and confidential.