Every year the Port St. Lucie Business Women awards grants from money raised in the organization’s annual spring Fashion Show. Although the Fashion Show was canceled this year, the Business Women Community Action & Grants committee proceeded with plans to present grant awards in light of the desperate situation non-profits have encountered as a result of the pandemic. Grants totaling $10,000 have been awarded to seven Treasure Coast non-profit organizations that benefit women and children in our community. These awards are for general operating support.

4Kids Treasure Coast received a grant of $1,500. The organization provides loving, Christian homes for children removed from their families, keeping siblings together, providing hope and healing to children and teens.

Helping People Succeed received a grant of $1,500. The organization seeks to transform lives through education, counseling, training and employment, enriching not only their lives but also the community in which we live, work and raise our families.

Hibiscus Children’s Center received a grant of $1,500. The organization maintains shelters for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected.

LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast received a grant of $1,500. LifeBuilders helps those progressing through the criminal justice system or dependency court on their path to recovery and becoming a contributing member of the community.

The Lindsay School of the Arts received a grant of $1,000. This school provides Fine and Performing Arts classes at no cost to children and families in Fort Pierce.

Treasure Coast Food Bank received a grant of $1,500. The Treasure Coast Food Bank strives to alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials.

United Against Poverty received a grant of $1,500. The organization serves those in poverty, helping lift up the lives of families through various enrichment programs and services such as crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy and employment training and placement.

The need for funding always is great. The Port St. Lucie Business Women’s Community Action & Grants Committee will continue studying critical community needs to make decisions for future funding.

The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 40-year-old professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of businesswomen and serving our community. For more information visit www.pslbw.com. Follow their Facebook page for updates about events, programs and community involvement.