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. 

Meet Our 2020 Grant Recipients

  • Candace Benge, Gibbon, NE
    Little Town Gardens
  • Mary Bowley, Atlanta, GA
    Wellspring Living
  • Pamela Bunger, Mattawa, WA
    Mattawa Food Bank
  • Brittany Day, Fayetteville, NC
    Sandhills Chapter of Star Legacy Foundation
  • Erin Garrison and Trista Teeter, Albquerque, NM
    FIFABQ (Food Is Free Albuquerque)
  • Joyce Kyles, Memphis, TN
    Walking Into A New Life, Inc.
  • Kellie Markey, Des Moines, IA
    Dorothy's House
  • Nancy Mwirotsi, Des Moines, IA
  • Sarah Stevens, Moline, IL
    The Beautifull Project
  • Delfina Vazquez, Selma, CA
    Selma Community Outreach Ministries
  • Robin Walker, Cinncinati, OH
    Academy for Technologists Extraordinaire, Inc.

Inspiring stories coming soon!

Apple Rose Beauty empowers human trafficking survivors

Oct 12, 2019
2019 Nation of NeighborsSM award recipient Kristy Alexander shown with her Apple Rose Beauty product line.

Kristy Alexander is passionate about providing employment opportunities to women rescued from human trafficking. She founded Apple Rose Beauty, a business focused on hiring female human trafficking survivors and supporting organizations involved with their rescue and rehabilitation. Women work together under Kristy’s direction to manufacture, package, and fulfill organic skincare products for sensitive skin.

“Each bottle purchased provides an hour of work for each survivor,” says Kristy, who is also an ambassador for the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition.

Royal Neighbors of America awarded Kristy a 2019 Nation of Neighbors empowerment grant to help employ additional women coming out of human trafficking, purchase inventory for their growing partnership with Macy’s Department Stores, and rent a space to make more natural beauty products.

Nation of Neighbors is a Royal Neighbors of America philanthropy program that honors women leaders who are impacting the lives of women and girls. Each year, ten recipients are selected for an empowerment grant to support their work. To date, Royal Neighbors has awarded more than $2 million to women across the country.

Form #: P00372 Rev. 10-2019
Royal Neighbors of America
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Insuring Lives, Suporting Women, Serving Communinites
Form #: P00286; Rev. 9-2020