Brady Shines Awards Eight Organizations In Inaugural Grant Cycle
Brady, a full-line janitorial supply, equipment and foodservice distributor — which announced its new charitable giving campaign “Brady Shines” as part of its 70th Anniversary celebration earlier in 2017 — announced the beneficiaries from its inaugural cycle September 1 – November 30. More than 70 applications from all Brady territories were submitted applying for funds to benefit education- and youth-based organizations.
“Brady is dedicating $20,000 total per cycle to support non-profits focused on education, youth programs and more,” said Travis Brady, President and CEO. “We formed an internal committee to review all submissions and determine the distribution of funds based on a variety of factors. We are so proud to be supporting these tremendous organizations.”
• ADAM’S PLACE – Offers grief services and mental health first aid to children. In the wake of the October 1st tragedy in Las Vegas, this volunteer-based organization will use funds to expand training programs and outreach. $5,000 grant awarded.
• CHEFS FOR KIDS – Provides food and volunteer chefs to feed thousands of children annually. In addition, they support teachers who educate children on healthy eating habits. $2,500 grant awarded.
• DORAL ACADEMY – FIRE MESA – After school club called “Little Gestures” focusing on small acts of kindness. The students want to make holiday baskets for children in foster care. $500 grant awarded.
• FAMILY PROMISE OF LAS VEGAS – Provides services to homeless families allowing them to stay together. In addition to clothing and shelter, they offer bus passes to get children to school and assist with emergency child care fees. $2,500 grant awarded.
• GOODIE TWO SHOES – Offers disadvantaged children new socks and shoes. Recipients can choose their very own shoes with community volunteer support. $2,000 grant awarded.
• HELP OF SOUTHERN NEVADA – Benefitting the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center. This shelter provides food and services to homeless youth. $2,500 grant awarded.
• RED BARN FARMINGTON UTAH – A life-skills academy with a focus on addiction recovery and mental wellness. Students work in programs to learn custodial / cleaning skills, property management and more. $2,500 grant awarded.
• YMCA OF NORTHERN UTAH – Offering before- and after-school programs for children in need. Their School Resource Camp runs on days that schools are closed for holidays, in-service days and more so children can participate in enrichment activities, reading time and receive healthy meals. $2,500 grant awarded.
Brady Shines’ second cycle launched December 1st and will accept applications through February 28th. Non-profits in 16 geographic territories focused on education- and youth-based programs are invited to submit grant proposals for consideration. Organizations from the first cycle are welcome to apply again. Full details are available here.
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