Via: Plano Magazine

By: Alyssa High

Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation & Maurice Barnett Geriatric Wellness Center Inc received grants from Orchid Giving Circle earlier this month.

Orchid Giving Circle, the Asian/Asian American giving branch of Texas Women’s Foundation, distributed $376,688 in grants to North Texas nonprofits that serve the Asian community, the largest distribution in the group’s history.

Two of the nonprofits to receive these grants are based in Plano: Maurice Barnett Geriatric Wellness Center and Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

“These nonprofit organizations are helping Asian and Asian Americans who need the most assistance,” Orchid Giving Circle at TXWF Chair Mylinh Luong said. “We are thankful to our members, donors, corporate sponsors and in-kind supporters for helping us make a significant impact.”

Maurice Barnett Geriatric Wellness Center, also known as the Wellness Center for Older Adults, was awarded $15,000 for its low or no-cost healthcare services for older adult Asian women in their own homes. The center also provides benefits counseling, preventative health services, durable medical equipment loans, senior and caregiver counseling and other community resources.

Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation, which received $20,000, is a nonprofit devoted to empowering, promoting and supporting all women and their families as an ambassador of the peaceful, caring Muslim community, according to their website. The nonprofit provides culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed family and domestic violence programs, including a 24-hour hotline, two 24/7 emergency shelters and more than 27 transitional and HUD rapid re-housing units.

“We salute the amazing work that Orchid Giving Circle at TXWF does to make a difference in the lives of the North Texas Asian community,” Dena Jackson, interim president and CEO of Texas Women’s Foundation said. “The collective impact is truly a ripple effect in North Texas.”