The Cousins Subs Make It Better Foundation awarded Hope House of Milwaukee Inc. a $3,000 grant to support the Shining Stars Youth Education Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. The donation will be used to fund field trips and purchase books, calculators, healthy snacks, and educational activity supplies for students. The grant could positively affect up to 100 low-income young people.
The Hope House of Milwaukee strives to end homelessness and create healthy communities with its housing, education, and community outreach programs. For 22 years, its Shining Stars Youth Education Program has provided children with a safe and structured environment, staffed by caring adults who offer opportunities that strengthen academics, model positive social skills, and offer an atmosphere in which to practice new skills.
"We're very grateful to the Make It Better Foundation for this grant," says Jim Farrell, development director at Hope House of Milwaukee. "Our organization depends upon the generous support of companies like Cousins Subs, and we couldn't be more pleased that they're standing behind our mission."
The grant is funded through Cousins Subs’ Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization established in 2013. The Make It Better Foundation aims to improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities Cousins Subs serves and addresses three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger, and youth education.
“We selected Hope House of Milwaukee as the recipient of this grant because they’re dedicated to teaching and improving the lives of young people,” says Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “Hope House truly understands the importance of youth education, and they’re working hard to prevent homelessness and enrich our community.”