Nation of Neighbors Recipients

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. 

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Little Llamas Ministry helps struggling moms and families

When Desiree Gagliardotto heard that there was a woman in her community who was unable to afford clothing for her newborn due to medical expenses, she pulled together a care package of supplies and shipped it to the struggling family.
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Growing opportunities for the homeless

Merideth Spriggs is no stranger to economic hardship. Having once been homeless herself, she – more than most - understands the importance of not losing sight of the humans that make up the homeless population.
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Non-profit offers care for caregivers

After her husband was given a cancer diagnosis at the age of 28, Amanda Clark took on a role she never anticipated would be hers at such a young age – that of caregiver.
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Mobile unit brings care to new and expecting moms

Following the traumatic loss of her newborn son, Timmy, Katie Kirkhoff researched newborn and pre-natal issues as part of her healing process and, she and Steffany Stoeffler discovered a significant need among disadvantaged pregnant women.
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Artwork exhibit comforts cancer patients

Pamela Crouch is touching lives of cancer patients, survivors, and families through her art therapy organization, Living Proof Exhibit. As a breast cancer survivor, she found comfort and emotional healing while creating art during and after treatments.
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Foster Hope improves lives of foster children

As a way to honor her son that passed away from a heart condition at age 19, Lola Rahn founded a non-profit organization, Foster Hope, which provides services, classes, and physical needs to adults fostering children.
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Brain injury survivors connect through clubhouse community

What started as a dream is now becoming a reality for speech therapist, Missey Heinrichs. She saw the long-term impact brain injuries could have on her patients and their families and wanted to make a difference.
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Mobile grocery to bring food to the homebound

Dr. Cynthia Chess, founder of Victory Over Individual Challenges (VOIC) and pastor at Mountain’s Hope Community Worship, currently operates a monthly food distribution program, providing groceries for approximately 75 local families in need.
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Horse therapy supports childhood abuse victims

With a grant from the Nation of Neighbors program, award recipients and program co-founders Kristine Eikenbary and Robin Nelson plan to establish a new outreach for pre-teen girls who have experienced child abuse.
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Apple Rose Beauty empowers human trafficking survivors

Kristy Alexander founded Apple Rose Beauty, a business focused on hiring female human trafficking survivors and supporting organizations involved with their rescue and rehabilitation.
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