OTI Grows with help from Advantis Credit Union

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In July, Oregon Tradeswomen was invited to participate as a semi-finalist in the GROW: The Advantis Community Fund social media contest and as a result, was awarded a $5,000 grant!

The fund is a $50,000 grant designed to provide nonprofit and service organizations with financial resources to address a wide range of needs and tackle challenges in the community, one project at a time.  Oregon Tradeswomen, and six additional non-profits, received a portion of the grant.  OTI received $5,000 to provide low-income women with “Ready to Work” safety gear, including measuring tapes, hard hats, safety glasses, rain gear, gloves, tool belts, and bus passes. This will prepare our pre-apprenticeship students for employment in high-wage construction trades careers as well as transportation assistance for access to job interviews and job sites.

Congratulations to the other recipients on their awards:  Children’s Book Bank, Raphael House, SnowCap Community Charities, Store to Door, and Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.

A big thanks to Advantis for inviting OTI to participate in a fun campaign and awarding OTI with this generous grant!

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