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THE HAWLEY FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN HOLDS 5th ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

2019 Donations total over $100,000 given to 21 local nonprofits and students

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – On Monday, May 20th, The Hawley Foundation for Children held their 5th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Saratoga Springs. The Hawley Foundation has a tradition of assisting the disadvantaged youth in our community through grants to organizations, individuals and college-bound students, and this year, awarded a total of $101,225.00, broken down into $43,725.00 in Community Grants and $57,500.00 in Camp Awards, to twenty-one local organizations that best realize The Hawley Foundation’s mission of promoting the health, welfare and education of children in Saratoga County.

The following organizations received grants: AIM Services, Ballston Area Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, CAPTAIN Community Human Services, Catholic Charities Mentoring Program, Camp Saradac – Saratoga Springs Recreation Department, The Community Hospice Foundation, CREATE Community Studios, Dance Alliance, Double H - Hole in the Woods Ranch, The Fast Break Fund, Franklin Community Center, Glens Falls Area Youth Center, Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, Racetrack Chaplaincy of America, Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, The Salvation Army, Saratoga Center for the Family, Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Town of Wilton Recreation Department, and Wellspring.

Dan Fortier, The Hawley Foundation Board Chair, welcomed the award recipients and spoke about the history of the Foundation. Mayor Meg Kelly expressed her appreciation to the Foundation for making an impact on organizations who support children throughout Saratoga County. In addition to each organization speaking to how the grant will be used, Yaqarah Sage, Skidmore College Class of 2019, spoke about the College Incentive Grants she received, and how they provided funding for her to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics and a minor in studio art. Three high school students, from Spa Catholic and Saratoga Springs High School, received College Incentive Grants: Timothy Barrett, Jr., will be attending Utica College for Health Services/Occupational Therapy; Miranda Constantine will be attending St. Anselm to study law; and Yuchen Wang will be attending Vassar College to study biology.

Applications for grants are offered in late January/early February for consideration by the Board. In addition to Community Grants, Camp Awards and College Incentive Grants, The Hawley Foundation Discretionary Fund assists children on a case-by-case basis who are in financial need and reside in Saratoga County. Requests must be submitted on an organization’s letterhead from a social worker, service coordinator, case manager, physician, school nurse, therapist, concerned citizen, teacher, counselor, or the like, and can be submitted at any time during the year. The Committee determines if financial assistance is merited based upon funds available at that time. All requests are kept in strict confidence. For information on this and other grants, please visit www.hawleyfoundation.org.

About The Hawley Foundation The Hawley Foundation for Children has a tradition of assisting the neediest youth in our community. In 1888, Augusta P. Wiggins began caring for a few children who were orphaned, from families with limited income, or were not well-cared for at home. She enticed several Saratogians to support her project and in 1891, the institution was incorporated, electing Methodist Minister Rev. Bostwick Hawley as their first President. For 16 years, the children lived in different locations throughout Saratoga Springs. In 1904, the Hawley Home opened its doors on Ludlow Street -- eventually housing 34 children from Saratoga and Warren Counties. It operated for 61 years until 1965, when increasingly complex state regulations forced its closure. The home was sold, an endowment was created, and The Hawley Foundation for Children was established. Since then, their mission has been to promote the health, welfare and education of children in Saratoga County. The dedicated Board of Directors carries on this tradition to this day.

Contact:
Julie Rodriguez
info@hawleyfoundation.org
P.O. Box 1017, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.hawleyfoundation.org


The Hawley Foundation for Children distributes another $3,450 for holiday gifts & winter clothing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The Hawley Foundation for Children is proud to announce that it has distributed another $3,450, totaling over $106,420 in 2011. Their mission is to promote the health, welfare and education of children in Saratoga County.

In particular, these organizations will receive:

$825 to The Saratoga Mentoring Program that will provide children in their program snow pants and appropriate footwear. They do not want the kids to miss school outdoor recess or be physically unprepared for the winter’s elements. Rather they want the kids to have fun, healthy, safe and enjoyable winter months. With the funding they will be able to fully outfit children with appropriate winter apparel.

credit: http://bit.ly/1PsHrAu$875 to Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County to provide camp experiences for children DVRC serves in Saratoga County. They feel there is a significant need that is not covered by any other funding source, which are social programs during school break vacations. They believe that it is very important to have camp opportunities as it benefits them emotionally and socially while giving the parent the freedom to go to work or look for employment.

$875 to Saratoga County EOC that will fund holiday gifts for children they serve through the Head Start program.

$875 to Franklin Community Center, Inc. to provide children they serve through Project Lift so that no child goes without this holiday season. They are requesting assistance to provide clothes, gifts and/ or a holiday meal.

In 1888, Augusta P. Wiggins starting caring for some children who were orphans or were not well cared. She interested Saratogians in her project and in 1891 the institution was created. Methodist Minister Rev. Bostwick Hawley was elected as the first President. In the beginning, the children lived in different locations throughout the city. In November of 1904 the children moved into the Ludlow Street house, which was named The Hawley Home in honor of Rev. Hawley in 1906. At its peak, 34 children from Saratoga and Warren Counties resided there. It continued operating for 61 years, until August of 1965 when increasingly complex state regulations forced its closure.

From the sale of The Hawley Home, an endowment was created and The Hawley Foundation for Children was established. Since then, The Hawley Foundation for Children has been carrying on the tradition of assisting the neediest youth in Saratoga County, NY.

 

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