St. John’s Ministries awarded grant from Sam’s Club

West side location supports non-profit with funds to offset the cost of operating two homeless shelters

GREEN BAY, Wis. — St. John’s Ministries was awarded a grant from Sam’s Club on the west side of Green Bay to help offset the cost of operating two seasonal emergency shelters of last resort.

The grant was for $1,500 and it is the second time St. John’s Ministries has received grant funding from Sam’s Club in the 2022 calendar year.

“We are grateful for the support of local businesses, specifically Sam’s Club here in Green Bay,” said Steve Schauer, director of community engagement at St. John’s Ministries. “Sam’s Club seeks to make the community stronger by helping those experiencing homelessness or housing instability.”

During the 2021-22 shelter season, St. John’s Ministries sheltered 567 adults and assisted over 1,000 individuals at its two daytime resource centers, the Micah Center and Wellspring. The non-profit’s mission is to honor the dignity, restore hope and create lasting change for those experiencing homelessness or housing instability in the Green Bay community.

Information from Sam’s Club: Community giving is something we are very proud of at Sam’s Club. We believe we make the greatest difference by supporting causes that are important to our members and associates. We are so proud to offer local nonprofit organizations funds through our Community Grant Program. We complement and extend the impact of Walmart’s social and environmental initiatives through philanthropic efforts. Through both in-kind and cash gifts, Walmart, the Walmart Foundation and Sam’s Club give over $1 billion annually to projects that create opportunity, enhance sustainability and strengthen community.

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