Charities here get $167,780 from United Way grants

Published 3:12 pm Monday, June 5, 2006

By Staff
NILES - The United Way of Greater Niles has announced the following grants for 2006-07:
American Red Cross, Blood Collection and Disaster Assistance, $8,000
Berrien County Cancer Service, Home Healthcare and Nursing Services, $20,000
Berrien County Council for Children, Abused Children's Assessment Center, $8,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien and Cass County, Youth Mentoring Programs, $18,000
Boy Scouts of LaSalle Council, Youth Development, $3,000
Child &Family Services, Link Crisis Center and Guardianship Services, $5,000
Christian Service Center, Utility Assistance Program, $1,500
Girl Scouts of Singing Sands, Youth Development, $3,000
Niles Association for Exceptional Citizens, Recreational Programs for Mentally and Physically Disadvantaged, $3,000
Multicultural Involvement, “Fresh Start” Program, $7,000
Safe Shelter, Domestic Violence, $16,800
Northside Childcare, Subsidized Child Care. $2,000
Salvation Army, Utility Assistance, Rent Assistance, Soup Kitchen, $30,000
Samaritan Center, Counseling Fee Subsidies, $1,000
Volunteer Center of SW MI, Volunteer Mobilization, $6,000
Niles-Buchanan YMCA, Membership &Program Scholarship Assistance Program, Water Safety Program, Summer Day Camps and Youth Sports Programs $17,700
Funding decisions are made by local volunteers on the Fund Distribution Committee and the Board of Directors.
Separate from the amounts listed above, individual donors designated an additional $17,780 directly to charities through the United Way of Greater Niles.
Supporters may make pledges at any time of the year.
Contributions may be sent to the United Way at P.O. Box 375, Niles 49120 or made by credit card online at