Round Two Finalist
Once again the Spark Tank panel was amazed at the number of applications they received and the incredibly good work that is happening in our community.
Choosing three finalist to compete in Round Two was difficult, but after serious deliberation the finalist are:
Round Two Results
Round Two of Spark Tank, a social innovation challenge, wrapped up this afternoon and once again we were amazed by the people in our community who are meeting critical needs, needs; in some cases, that we did not even know existed.
Each not for profit was given ten minutes to present their cause and then an additional ten minutes to answer questions. The panel evaluates the program based on the presenters ability to tell the story, the impact the grant will have on their program and the ability to measure the results.
We are pleased to announce that this Rounds winner is Mommies in Need!
Natalie Boyle founded this organization because she had to have cancer treatment while trying to take care of her infant daughters and she recognized that there are a great many families, in the same situation, that simply can not afford the cost of childcare. Mommies in Need provides qualified and vetted Nannies to these families at no cost- and it is the same Nanny, so the children have the consistency they need at such a difficult time.
The SparkTank grant will be used specifically for wages for a Nanny who is bilingual and a Nanny who is experienced in dealing with children with special needs.
As Natalie told us this afternoon-knowing that your children are being well cared for is the first step in the healing process.
Congratulations Natalie- we will see you at the final round in December!