COVID-19 Response

Covid-19 Relief Grants Awarded in 2020 - Total:  $24,615


OSF HealthCare Foundation – $5,000 (this gift was matched by Community Foundation for Delta County)

  • For PPE for healthcare workers at OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group

Bay Cliff Health Camp – $2,000

  • To help create a modified, inclusive experience for a virtual summer camp, including devices
  • To purchase outdoor patio furniture that will allow for meals in campers’ units rather than the large dining hall.  This is in preparation for a return to in-person camping next summer, anticipating that it will not be recommended to have all campers, counselors and staff eating together in the Big House.

Big Brothers Big Sisters – $500

  • To distribute educational/activity packets for kids in 50 Delta County families that they serve

Catholic Social Services – $465

  • To improve health and sanitary conditions at the Alpha Omega Recovery House in Escanaba by replacing linens and bedding and purchasing health care and first aid supplies

Tri-County Safe Harbor - $1,400

  • To purchase meat and other food items needed to serve shelter clients
  • To purchase clothing to have on hand for clients who come in with nothing (because they can’t currently utilize their partnership with St. Vincent de Paul)
  • To hire a cleaning service to do a deep-cleaning, as recommended by state funding contacts, disinfecting all touch points via an electro hydrostatic sprayer

Big Bay de Noc School – $4,000

  • To provide internet capabilities so that every student in the district is able to do online coursework
  • To provide non-food items for food distributions – grocery and resealable bags for packaging, as well as cleaning and hygiene products
  • To extend the food distribution to June 30th and cover the cost of “extras” like snacks, hygiene products and school supplies (primarily for elementary students)
  • To purchase UV Light sanitizing bags/boxes

Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District - $1,500

  • To help pay for speaker fees, materials and equipment for a series of staff wellness activities in the 2020-21 school year, open to staff and educators from all school districts, including Holy Name

Gladstone Area Schools – Cameron and Jones Elementary  Schools - $1,200

  • To purchase 400 clear face masks for teachers and others who interact with elementary students (because nonverbal communication and cues are important for young children)

Gladstone Area Schools Emergency Food Fund – $1,000

  • To purchase laundry detergent and personal hygiene products for families in need who are receiving food box distributions (items that cannot be purchased with Bridge cards)

Great Start Early Childhood – $3,000

  • To provide Chromebooks to at-risk families who need technology to stay connected to educational and mental health services, and to provide diapers, wipes and other supplies to families in need

Mid Peninsula School - $1,500

  • To purchase 25 plexiglass sneeze protector shields to use in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms

Delta Regional Child Advocacy Center - $1,050

  • For short-term needs to assist families at the center:  Cleaning supplies for the center as well as food and emergency relief supplies for families

Pregnancy Services of Delta County - $2,000

  • To provide car seats for families (usually provided by the KARS program, which has been suspended) and also supplies for breastfeeding and bottle feeding