Pearls still donating to womens, childrens causes

Published 8:56 am Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Davie Community Foundation’s Pearls of Empowerment Women’s Giving Circle hasn’t let a pandemic stop them from making a difference in the lives of women and children in Davie County.

At the end of 2020, Pearls awarded $36,900 in grants. In addition to helping provide medical care and diagnostic testing for uninsured women, and financial assistance for female cancer survivors, Pearls are helping feed and provide educational enrichment for children, while helping with transitional housing for families.

Now in its 11th year of grantmaking, Pearls continue to invest to make a positive difference. Pearls used the time not spent meeting or gathering together to research the needs of Davie’s women and children in 2020. After in-depth research of eight identified specific needs of women and children in Davie County, the Pearls Leadership Team has voted to direct its focus to three of these areas.

Pearls will accept grants that impact:

• stopping the abuse of women and children;

• housing for women and children; and

• childcare and transportation.

The application will be available April 1 with a deadline of Aug. 4. Interested organizations should visit the Pearls section of the Davie Community Foundation website,

Pearls’ members give $1 a day with $300 of each membership used for grantmaking during the current year. More members equal a greater ability to impact the lives of women and children.

“It’s easy to join but the difference you make can be life changing for those receiving the help,” said Jane Simpson, Davie Community Foundation President. “Join Pearls today and be part of changing the lives of women and children in Davie County for the better.”