West Allis Charities Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization with a 100 percent volunteer membership. Since 1964, we have provided financial, nutritional and household support for residents and the city of West Allis. TJ Meyers-Jansky is First Vice President-Marketing & Community Partner Director for West Allis Charities Inc. For more information about West Allis Charities, visit our web site.
Project Literacy & Education is one of the most important funds the West Allis Charities has. For this reason, the Executive Board made a recommendation, which was supported unanimously by the General Membership, to continue providing scholarship opportunities to the youth of the West Allis community. In years past, we were able to provide $10,000+ per year and offer the scholarships to graduating seniors & students furthering their college education.
Due to project, budget cuts and a decrease in contributions to the Project Literacy & Education fund, we will only be offering the scholarships to graduating seniors from West Allis Central and West Allis Nathan Hale High Schools. We did not feel cutting scholarships completely from our budget was the answer to limited funds we have to spread out over the five project needs we have in our community.
We are hopeful we will be able to raise funds from private and corporate contributions for 2010. As a 501(c)3, non-profit organization, there are allowable tax deductions for contributions to our organization. When funds are donated to one or more of our projects, the funds are earmarked and used as requested. We are all volunteers, so there is no worry your dollars are "padding executive pockets."
Scholarship applications are available at www.westallischarities.org on page two of Community Sharing - http://westallischarities.org/WAC_Scholarship_Guidelines_and_Application.pdf.
Application deadline is April 15, 2009.