Caring Circle Receives $10,000 Grant from The Pokagon Fund
Feb 19, 2018 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – The Pokagon Fund, created by an agreement between the City of New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township, and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi citizens, recently donated $10,000 to Caring Circle, a Lakeland Health Affiliate. The grant will help fund several programs from in 2018 including Caring Circle Transitions Service, transportation for patients, volunteer support, massage therapy services, and Lory’s Place monthly grief support groups in area schools.

“The Pokagon Fund has been a treasured partner in helping us serve southwest Michigan families,” said Melinda Gruber, PhD, Caring Circle President and CEO. “We thank them for their commitment to bettering the lives of their neighbors through supporting Caring Circle programs.”

“We are proud to support initiatives like those offered by Caring Circle so that our friends and neighbors in Harbor Country can receive compassionate, holistic care, whether they are patients and families coping with a life-limiting illness or children learning to live without a loved one,” said Janet Cocciarelli, The Pokagon Fund Executive Director.

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