2023-2024 Grant Update

Lasindra Webb

6/7/20243 min read

We are so grateful to serve as a conduit for change and a container for resources to flow into our communities. We appreciate your trust in us as a community partner and strive to keep you informed about how your contributions are making a difference. Check out this video, from Dorothy Mae Hall Women’s Center on how the $7115 grant is being used to support and further their mission.

In addition to our financial contributions, we strive to leverage our time, talent, connections, and testimonies. Here’s a timeline of our activities since October 2023, when we awarded our second grant to Dorothy Mae Hall Women’s Center.

October 2023

November 2023

  • Received the Community Investment Network (CIN) Honors Award.

  • SOAR nominees 20/20 Sisters of Vision and Dorothy Mae Hall Women’s Center also received the CIN Honors Award.

December 2023

  • Members purchased gifts and essential items from DMHWC’s Amazon Wish List for their 1st Annual Holiday Party.

  • Provided $1,030 in direct cash assistance to two families, in partnership with fellow giving circle 20/20 Sisters of Vision.

  • Detria McMiller’s giving and corporate match contributed an additional $1,700+ to DMHWC.

  • Jamilla Hawkins engaged MPA students at North Carolina Central University to collaborate with Freda Bullock on DMHWC's communications, grant writing, and board development. The students compiled a comprehensive report and delivered their recommendations.

January 2024

  • SOAR members gathered in Raleigh, NC, for our annual retreat, enjoying fellowship, fun, and planning for our future. We enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Daisy Mae’s Kitchen.

February 2024

  • Member Detria McMiller organized her corporate team to volunteer at the Dorothy Mae Hall Women's Center. Seven team members brought clothing and other donations and spent two hours sorting and hanging up clothes to refresh the organization's clothing closet.

April 2024

  • Members Safiyah Jackson, Travious Johnson, and Lasindra Webb volunteered at Equity Before Birth’s 3rd Annual Dance Party for Black Maternal Health during Black Maternal Health Week.

May 2024

Members Jamie Ewings, Ebony Perkins, and Lasindra Webb attended the Community Investment Network Leadership Summit in Denver, CO, to learn from some pretty dope giving circles from all over. Check out these amazing circles:

June 2024

There's so much more in store for 2024!