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Giving Back to Community

Attic Angel Association, the fund-raising and volunteer arm of Attic Angel Community, awarded more than $200,000 in grants to a total of 12 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 2017-18, the focus was to provide mental health services for middle and high school youth. 

Grant recipients for 2017-18 are as follows:

  • UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY - Cognitive Behavior Interventions for Trauma in Schools - $25,000
  • VERA COURT NEIGHBORHOOD - Vera Vision 2020 - $15,000
  • FAMILY SERVICE MADISON - Next Steps Program - $20,000
  • ROAD HOME DANE COUNTY - Bright Future Child & Family In-Home Counseling Program - $20,000
  • NAMI DANE COUNTY - Raise Your Voice Youth Initiative - $34,000
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF MADISON - School-Based Suicide Prevention Program - $12,926
  • ORION FAMILY SERVICES - Purchase of Materials for the Therapeutic Resource Library - $4,000
  • CANOPY CENTER INC. - Transportation Needs of Middle- and High School Students for Oasis Sexual Abuse Treatment Program - $12,000
  • HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL - Life Skills Training Project - $10,000
  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF DANE COUNTY - Youth Mindfulness Program - $9,606
  • FRIENDS OF THE ODYSSEY PROJECT INC. - Odyssey Adventurers Program - $12,560
  • AGRACE HOSPICE CARE - Employee and Program Expenses for the Grief Support Center - $25,000

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 – perhaps most notably in retirement living options and health care known as Attic Angel Place and the Attic Angel Prairie Point neighborhood.

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