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Green Bay Packers distribute COVID-19 funds to 19 Brown County organizations

Richard Ryman
Green Bay Press-Gazette

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers announced grants to 19 Brown County organizations through the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.

Helmets sit on the practice field during Green Bay Packers organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field.

Grant recipients included:

  • Ben’s Wish: to purchase food and supplies for the Weekend Food Pack Alliance to support families and reduce food insecurity for local youth.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay: to provide scholarships for summer enrollment and purchase an online registration system to eliminate the need for physical contact during enrollment process.
  • Brown County Oral Health Partnership: to help purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as safety and training materials and air quality testing for clinics to safely deliver dental care services to children in need.
  • CASA of Brown County: to help provide safety kits for volunteers.
  • Cerebral Palsy Inc.: to help with PPE needs to assist with safe operations for the next six months.
  • Curative Connections: to help purchase PPE and technology to assist with services to older adults and members of the community dealing with memory loss.
  • De Pere School District: to purchase nonperishable food for the weekend meal bag food distribution program and grocery store gift cards for families in need.
  • Ecumenical Partnership for Housing: to support technology upgrades to address clients’ needs through transitional housing, long-term supportive housing and an eviction prevention program.
  • First United Methodist Church: to fund repairs to refrigeration equipment being used by The Good Will Place Food Pantry in its food distribution program.
  • Foundations Health & Wholeness: to support ongoing mental health counseling and video therapy.
  • Green Bay Action Sports Organization:  to go toward supplies needed for safe facility reopening.
  • Green Bay School District: to go toward purchasing PPE to prepare schools to open in fall.
  • Innovative Services Inc.: to purchase PPE and technology for telehealth work to provide youth services and mental health support to clients.
  • Literacy Green Bay: to assist with technology needed to provide virtual delivery of services.
  • NeighborWorks Green Bay: to support tenants struggling to pay rent because of COVID-19.
  • New Community Shelter: to help provide cleaning supplies for the emergency shelter.
  • St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter: to address the needs for motel vouchers, meals and unanticipated operational costs this summer.
  • The Gathering Place: to help purchase technology for weekly virtual support and educational groups.
  • We All Rise: African American Resource Center: to support community members facing housing issues with essential basic needs items and transportation resources to ensure clients can maintain employment.

Individual grant amounts were not disclosed.

The $1.5 million relief fund has provided grants to 53 Brown County organizations and 31 Milwaukee County groups. The fund designated $1 million for Brown County relief and $500,000 for Milwaukee County. 

Packers Give Back and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation are working collaboratively to identify community needs and distribute resources. Grant applications for Brown County can be made at packers.com/community/.

Contact Richard Ryman at (920) 431-8342 or rryman@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RichRymanPG, on Instagram at  @rrymanPG or  on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardRymanPG/