On the evening of December 5th, Awesome Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County chapter of the Awesome Foundation, met for its very first very Pitch Party and Grant Award and donated a $1,100 micro-grant to My Own Home Project.
Jeff Brown, one of the co-founders of Awesome Palm Beach, explains the concept, “We give a no-strings-attached grant each month of at least $1,000 to people who do something awesome in Palm Beach County. These grants can go to individuals, groups, companies, charities, self-help groups or any type of entity to support projects in charity, sciences, arts, civic engagement, media, entertainment… just about anything as long as long as it contributes to making Palm Beach County more awesome! The grants are crowdfunded from the trustees of Awesome Palm Beach and from anyone with $100 that attends our monthly Pitch Parties.”
According to Brown, “By offering these micro-grants the trustees of Awesome Palm Beach seek to support worthy local organizations and projects for which the money would make a huge impact to the community and the people of Palm Beach County.”
Making good on its mission, Awesome Palm Beach recently heard live presentations from a number of non-profit and start up companies and awarded $1100 to the local charity My Own Home Project (myownhomeproject.org<http://myownhomeproject.org>). This new volunteer operated community group helps to supply the new and necessary household goods that children and young adults who are aging out of Palm Beach County, Florida foster care system need to begin their lives independently and with dignity.
Erin Udell, an Operating Room Nurse and the founder of My Own Home Project, Inc, had this to say, “My Own Home Project helps in the transition of foster youths in Palm Beach County, and they need the help. Awesome Palm Beach heard the call. Thanks for this Awesome recognition! It was fun!!”
My Own Home Project fills a gap in the process for youth exiting the foster care system which otherwise does not provide them with key essentials for independent living – sheets, towels, a microwave, kitchens supplies, to start their new life, in their first new home. The need is great. These essentials are chosen by the recipients themselves at distribution parties where they can interact with others leaving the system at the same important place in their life, at the same moment, all under the caring guidance of Erin and others in My New Home.
The Awesome Foundation wishes Erin Udell and My New Home Project great success for this local initiative, which is driven by both vision and heart. In this season of giving, the Awesome Foundation urges you to check out their website, and join in supporting this worthy cause.
About Awesome Palm Beach
Awesome Palm Beach is the local Palm Beach County Chapter of the Awesome Foundation.
We are a volunteer group that helps crowdfund awesome projects and people that touch lives and the community in Palm Beach county. We support anything that makes Palm Beach County a more Awesome place, everything from arts to education, to social media, innovation and far-out creativity. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and grants start at $1,000.
For more information about Awesome Palm Beach, our founding members (called Trustees of Awesome), or to apply for a $1000 minimum grant, check out more on our website at www.awesomepalmbeach.com<http://www.awesomepalmbeach.com>
About My Own Home Project
My Own Home Project Inc. is a not for profit organization based in Palm Beach County, Florida. The organization helps supply critical household needs for foster children who are aging out of foster care in Palm Beach County as they turn 18.
For more information or to donate to or sponsor essentials for a foster child please visit http://www.myownhomeproject.org/