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Attic Angel Awards $220,000 in Grants to Area Nonprofits

Attic Angel Association, the fund-raising and volunteer arm of Attic Angel Community, awarded nearly $220,000 in grants this year to a total of 10 area nonprofit organizations that support pressing needs in the greater community.

Each year, the 500-member Association conducts three community-wide signature fund-raising sales to support the Association’s good works, a long list of which dates back to 1889. Proceeds from the Attic Sale, Classic Clothing Sale, and the Holidays Galore & More Sale all go toward that fiscal year’s outreach focus. In 2018-19, the focus was to provide mental health services for school-aged youth (K-12).

Grant recipients for 2018-19 are as follows:

  • CANOPY CENTER INC. – Oasis Program Expansion – $43,850
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF MADISON – School-Based Suicide Prevention Program – $12,742
  • DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION SERVICES (DAIS) – Men Encouraging Nonviolent Strength Program – $20,000
  • GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER – Mental Health Services Program – $25,000
  • HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL – Mental Health Services – $10,000
  • THE RAINBOW PROJECT – Rainbow Project Trauma Specialists in the Schools – $30,000
  • THE ROAD HOME – Bright Future Therapy Program – $40,000
  • SAFE HARBOR CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER – Safe Step Trauma Assessments – $8,000
  • UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY – Cognitive Behavior Interventions for Trauma in Schools – $14,241
  • VERA COURT NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER – Mindfulness Project – $15,000

Attic Angel Association began in 1889, when two sisters earned the nickname “attic angels” by descending from their attic with armloads of goods to share with children less fortunate. Today, more than 500 members join their ranks to serve both children and seniors throughout Dane County, including those living in Attic Angel Community. This new fiscal year, Attic Angel marks its 130th anniversary of caring for the greater Madison community.