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Youth for Christ Ministries HIP Grant

Great job to Mazie Deonka and staff at Youth for Christ Ministries in Hazlehurst, Mississippi! Thanks to funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Youth for Christ Ministries applied for and received a Healthy Incentive Project (HIP) grant of OrganWise Guys materials. These HIP grants are part of the larger Thriving Communities, Thriving Children (TC2) project taking place in Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ms. Deonka and her staff use the OWG doll and other OWG materials to help present the importance of bringing health awareness to local children and to help reduce childhood obesity.

We just love this quote from Ms. Deonka, showing the creative way they are using OWG. Keep up the great work!

“We are being adventurous with OrganWise Gal (Annie), therefore she did a presentation to our toastmasters club here at the VA Medical Center. She was such a hit, that they want her to attend on a weekly basis to give an opinion on the food choice for the month. I am so proud to be able to make a difference in not only the children’s lives, but also in the lives of our adults.”

Mazie Deonka Youth for Christ Ministries - OWG Doll

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