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Help YOUR Community Champion

There is only one thing as good as making a difference in your community – helping your community champion who goes above and beyond to inspire and make lives better. Royal Neighbors members have a unique opportunity to support local community champions by nominating them for a Nation of NeighborsSM empowerment grant. 

Community garden brings sustainable living to Michigan

Oct 15, 2018
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Shown above, left to right, Cynthia Tidwell, Royal Neighbors President/CEO and Jamie Gabriel, Nation of NeighborsSM empowerment grant recipient.

Finding a community garden in the Detroit, Michigan, area is not a common sight, but it was a vision of Jamie Gabriel. After the recession, her Interfaith Community Garden project was initiated to bring sustainable living to residents of the immediate community and share the harvest with multiple cities. Located on an abandoned property, the garden will provide healthy food. Education on nutrition, meal-planning and budgeting are also part of the project.

Jamie shares her gratitude by saying, “It is such a great honor for others to believe in me enough to award such a precious award. The Nation of NeighborsSM empowerment grant touches my very soul. It reminds me that my vision and goal of helping others has now been enhanced and will enable me to do more.”

Nation of Neighbors, Royal Neighbors’ signature program to empower women, provides financial assistance to individuals who have a plan to start or expand a business, an organization or group that helps women and girls. Nearly $2 million has been awarded since 2007.


Form #: P00332 Rev. 10-2018
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Insuring Lives Supporting Women Serving CommunitiesSM
Form #: P00339; Rev. 11-2019