In brief

YWCA of Greater Flint receives $20,000 unrestricted grant

FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint is among 150 domestic violence shelters across the United States and territories chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. A total of $3 million in annual grants is being awarded this year, bringing the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program investment to nearly $42 million. The grant to the Flint YWCA is to further its efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout the greater Flint area. More than 700 domestic violence shelters nationwide applied for shelter grants this year, demonstrating a great need. Other award recipients use the unrestricted funds for basic operating expenses, hiring much-needed personnel, completing repairs and renovations or adding programs and resources based on the unique needs of their shelter and the clients they serve. Mary Kay Inc.’s global cause-related program, Beauty that Counts, helps support The Foundation’s annual shelter grant program. Created in 1996, the Mary Kay Foundation has a mission: To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation., please visit or call 1-877-MKCARES (652- 2737). — R.S.

Genesee Health Plan Health Care Hall of Fame Awards to recognize health care champions

FLINT — Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will host its 7th annual Health Care Hall of Fame Awards from 5 – 8 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the Genesys Banquet Center, 805 Health Park Blvd., in Grand Blanc. Dr. Lawrence Reynolds will be honored as the 2018 Health Care Hall of Fame Inductee for his commitment to the Genesee Health Plan since its inception in 2001, and his role in increasing access to quality health care and safe drinking water in the City of Flint. GHP will also recognize four other health care and community leaders for their commitment to the overall health of Genesee County and partnership with GHP. Additionally, first and second place essay winners from this year’s Annual Health Heritage Essay Contest will be recognized during the dinner. New this year, GHP — R.S.

Call for artists

LAPEER — Attention artists, the Art on Nepessing planning committee is seeking vendors for their annual celebration of the arts in downtown Lapeer set for June 1- 3 this year. The three-day, open-air, juried art festival attracts thousands to the downtown area to shop for art, enjoy food truck vendors, live music, children’s activities and more. Artists are eligible for $1,500 in prizes. New this year will be a Pancake breakfast on Sunday to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Lapeer. Booth fee is $25. Visit or call 810-667-1495 to secure your booth or for more info.

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