COVID-19 Response Fund




We are pleased to announce that we have granted $10,000 to four local community organizations to assist with growing needs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that the current public health crisis has significantly impacted our community. 

The emergency fund recipients include:

The funds of these organizations were requested to purchase additional PPE, purchase technology equipment to allow programs to occur virtually, assist with bill pay and provide funding for longer-term self reliance projects and the pandemic restrictions continue.

“This funding will allow us to purchase the Air/UV-C light purifiers for each of our full-time clinician’s offices to provide an additional layer of protection,” says Catherine Martinez, Fundraising & Community Awareness Coordinator at Child & Family Services of Saginaw. “With our current public health crisis, and the increase in uncertainty, stress and anxiety, this will mean extra peace-of-mind for the staff and clients when we return to face-to-face sessions.”

The Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region received 19 applications requesting over $120,000 from our emergency COVID fund. 

“The Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region recognizes this public health crisis has significantly impacted our communities. We are honored to be able to support these businesses/organizations with these emergency funds,” says Angela Lund, President of the Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

For over 85 years, the Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region has been committed to developing the potential of women and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Each year, the League invests more than $20,000 directly into the local community, in addition to thousands indirectly, and serves more than 550 volunteer hours in the region. 

About the COVID-19 Relief Funding Recipients:

Kutchey’s Flowers

3114 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

We are a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving Midland since 1997. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service. Let Kutchey’s Flowers be your first choice for flowers. We send what’s in your heart.

LeBoeuf’s Lounge

501 N Bond St., Saginaw, MI 48602

Open since 1914, LeBoef’s Lounge is a historic bar in Saginaw’s West Side that offers a casual and cozy atmosphere. It has operated for over 100 years under the same Saginaw family.

YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region

1104 Washington Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

Since 1891, YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region has been creating an environment for women to feel empowered, supported and able to build opportunities to make positive change. YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region works where we are needed most. We believe that positive change begins with understanding individual needs. We listen, learn, and respond to best serve the unique needs of women in our community. Our programs grow self-confidence, knowledge, hope, personal power and self-discovery. 

Child and Family Services of Saginaw

2806 Davenport Ave, Saginaw, MI 48602

Child and Family Services provides the most complete counseling, wellness and crisis services in the Great Lakes Bay Region. From supportive counseling to corporate wellness and sexual assault recovery, our clinical team combined with the areas’ leading psychiatrist takes a holistic approach for individual families and area businesses.