Who We Serve

“Surprise and delight” was a central theme to Millie’s early giving; she believed that moments of joy should be created within the community. She saw an opportunity to provide funding for activities that fell well outside a standard operating budget. We continue to honor that legacy as well as to ensure that during complex times our local organizations can support the broadest community possible.

Some representative examples of our giving in action include:

  • Special treats and activities for homeless children during the extraordinary sheltering in place of summer 2020
  • Hot shower service and fresh socks and clothes for the unhomed
  • Annual Prom parties for intellectually and developmentally disabled youth and adults
  • Yoga mats with braille directions and instructors for visually impaired adults
  • Year-round food boxes for deserving families, with special deliveries for Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Mentoring and financial aid for deserving high school graduates pursuing continued education
  • Band uniforms and instruments for local resident facility’s music program
  • Office equipment and supplies for a startup day care center for developmentally disabled children
  • Individual birthday parties with special gifts and cash allowances for teenagers in local care facility
  • Handmade quilts for Veterans
  • Annual “Treat-ment for You” special day of pampering to honor and celebrate cancer survivors