Relieving human suffering by: (1) performing research and/or promoting education regarding the treatment of disease; (2) assisting youth who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, have troubled childhoods, have physical or mental disabilities, or experience emotional disorders; (3) addressing the concerns of the elderly; and/or (4) providing succor to humankind during time of natural or human-made disaster.
Purpose of grant
Common Threads ("CT") helps children in low-income neighborhoods learn about cooking and nutrition, while allowing these children to bring home grocery lists and food that they learned about in class. EMT has funded CT four times since 2007. Originally, EMT funded CT for programming during the school year, which includes children traveling to a location with a kitchen, learning about different cultures, and then cooking food from those cultures. Recently, EMT funded CT for summer programming, which consists of cooking, gardening, physical activities, arts, and field trips. CT has grown from only serving Chicago to serving three other cities throughout the nation. EMT is particularly interested in this program because of the direct impact the program has on children from low-income neighborhoods, their education, and their families.
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