LHWL’s Sarah Hefton and LHN Rec Center manager Katie Clines.

Volunteers at Lake Highlands Women’s League are busy this month distributing $77,500 to community nonprofits and local schools. Organizations which focus on the health and welfare of children and families are a top priority, said Amy Harman, disbursements chair.

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“Our committee was thrilled to be able to award grants to so many deserving schools and community partners this year,” Harman said. “It takes all of the LHWL membership to prepare and work the Holiday in the Highlands home tour each year. It is such a rewarding experience to hear the gratitude and appreciation from school principals and community directors. There is also just pure joy and excitement on the children’s faces — those who will benefit most from these funds.”

Recipients of grants totaling more than $33,000 include Audelia Road Library Friends, Communities in Schools, Dallas Police Youth Foundation, Forerunner Mentoring, Feed Lake Highlands, Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Healing Hands Health, Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, Mosaic Family Services, Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League, Youth Believing in Change and the Warren Center.

Lake Highlands area schools will receive more than $44,000 to be used for a variety of programs, including college tours for students at LHHS and positive behavior incentives at LHJH and Forest Meadow. Library books, clinic supplies, STEM resources, science camp scholarships and teacher training are among the long list of items for elementary schools.

The league’s annual home tour brought in more than $220,000, and the remainder will go to college scholarships for graduating students at Lake Highlands High School.

If you’d like to donate to the Lake Highlands Women’s League, you may donate online here.

LHWL’s Kami Gantt delivers funds to Skyview Elementary.

Stephen Murray celebrates receiving a check for Forerunner Mentoring.

Juli Gonzalez and Glenda Gerteisen at the Audelia Road Library.

Condy Salling, Nick Rustin and Sherry Null at LHJH receive funds from LHWL’s Sarah Hefton.