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Womens group earns $1,500 grant for its work
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The Community of Inspired Women recently received $1,500 under the Grainger Matching Gift Program.
The organization became eligible after a Grainger employee, Likishia Kimbrough, contributed a $500 matching grant request for the organization.

In return, Grainger matched with $1,000.
“The generous donation will help in assisting CIW with our concerted effort to provide solutions to the vulnerabilities and issues of poverty, unemployment, underemployment and low graduation rates that plague our community,” said CIW President Daisy Jones. “We serve many women, 19 and older, by leveraging the power of women to promote access, education and support for the development of self esteem, self-­reliance, economic stability and personal growth. This gift is helping to further that mission.”

Through Grainger’s Matching Charitable Gifts Program, the industrial materials and support company furthers goals in social responsibility while encouraging employees to voluntarily support educational, cultural, civic and community, and health and human services organizations. According to Grainger, more than 1,900 team members directed more than $3 million to nearly 2,000 organizations through the program in 2014.

The program matches employee and retiree donations on a 3-to-1 ratio, whereas employees and retirees contribute a donation then the company contributes twice the amount.

Get involved with the Community of Inspired Women by attending the MERGE, a monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, go to www.communi or call 912-222-2211.

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