Grant Recipient Testimonials
Wondering how your Grant Dollars are used year after year?
Each year The Civic League awards Grants to qualifying organizations and agencies and encourages projects developed in consultation with other agencies and planning groups, and which promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations, eliminating duplication of services. Support may be provided on a short term basis when it is critical to the survival of a key program or agency which has been placed in jeopardy by changes in funding patterns. each year.
The testimonials we receive reinforce our commitment to the ever changing community and their needs. For more information about ways you can make a difference in the organizations and agencies in your community please contact us.
Here's what our Grant Recipients are saying...
The Firehouse Theatre
Need-based scholarships funded by The Civic League provide significant impact to students involved in The Firehouse Theatre's Youth Education Initiative.
In March, Into the Woods JR featured 18 students and 11 need-based scholarships were awarded. Parents and patrons said, "Fabulous show! Bravo!", "Wonderful show!!! We LOVED IT.", "What talented kids!", "My son had the best time. Truly his favorite JR show that he’s performed in! He loved how all the kids were focused and invested in making it such a good show. Thank you for helping lead them in this task!", and "Thank you so much for having our daughter at The Firehouse Theatre this Spring! She loved being Little Red and learned a lot and had so much fun with so many talented friends! We are so grateful for this amazing opportunity!"
In June, Willy Wonka JR featured 14 students and 7 need-based scholarships were awarded. Notable feedback, "Firehouse JR actors are awesome!!!!!", "Our son has done tons of JR shows and this was on another level! I'm so impressed with Firehouse!"
Also in June, our ActingOut Summer Camps covered 3 weeks and featured 43 students, with 19 need-based scholarships awarded. We received such great feedback, like "My child is having a blast!", "We can't wait for next week!", "So much fun and they're learning great skills! Thank you!"
David R. Moore MBA, Executive Director
The Firehouse Theatre
Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County
Since 2006, The Civic League has donated over $37,000 to Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County. This year, you generously awarded $5,000 to the Rainbow Room. The Rainbow Room is immediate, material support for families in crisis. When children must be removed from their home for safety, the Rainbow Room is there to provide outfits, shoes, and coats. When a mother cannot go home to escape a predator, the Rainbow Room is there with non-perishable groceries, cleaning supplies, clothing for the entire family, and hygiene items.
The Civic League has played an important role in our community for 60 years. Likewise, they have been a steady partner of Metrocrest Services since the early 1990’s. Both monetary and volunteer support has enriched the lives of the families and seniors we serve. Recently, The Civic League has provided critical support to our Food Pantry to ensure seniors in our community had access to nutrition. Through this grant, 54,000 meals were provided to address Food Insecurity in the Metrocrest area. To illustrate that fact, I wanted to share a story of one of your neighbors.
Bonnie is a vibrant 75-year-old who does not drive, which makes it difficult to go to the grocery store. “I’ve had two hip replacements and two shoulder replacements,” explained Bonnie. “I haven’t driven since my first hip surgery.” Metrocrest Services has been integral in Bonnie’s recovery efforts. Through the Senior Transportation program, Bonnie receives food deliveries from the Food Pantry and trips to the grocery store. “I keep waiting for the new building open up so I can go to the Food Pantry again”, said Bonnie. Organizations, such as The Civic League, make it possible for Bonnie and other elderly residents to have access to nutritious food and other personal hygiene items they may not be able to afford.
The Civic League, through various initiatives, provides support to many local nonprofits and college scholarships to young adults. Their work in the community has made a significant impact on many. Your support of The Civic League is key to a thriving community.
Tracy Eubanks, CEO