Ministry Receives Grant from The Leon Levine Foundation

Ministry Receives Grant from The Leon Levine FoundationGreater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry (GHCCM) announces receipt of a $25,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation. This grant allows GHCCM to use the funding for day-to-day operations– for example, keeping the lights on, payroll, repairs, supplies, etc.

General operating dollars are important to the overall budget of the ministry. Generally, grantors focus on restricted donations for specialized services, projects, programs, or equipment. As stated by Lily Moody, GHCCM Interim Executive Director, “It is important to have both restricted funds directed to special offerings and services, but the unrestricted donations from individuals, foundations, and organizations like the one received from The Leon Levine Foundation are equally important. Without funding for operations, GHCCM would be unable to support the varied programs being offered to our neighbors.”

The Leon Levine Foundation was created in 1980 by Leon Levine, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., The Foundation’s mission is to “improve the human condition by creating permanent, measurable, and life-changing impact throughout the Carolinas. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the foundation invests in nonprofits with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a focus on sustainability in the areas of healthcare, education, Jewish values, and human services.”

GHCCM’s mission is to offer Hope, Help and Healing for All in most need. GHCCM is dependent on grants and financial contributions to continue offering the wide range of support to its most vulnerable neighbors. It is the goal of GHCCM to work together to offer stability to those in crisis. For hours of operation, ministry offerings, or to donate, visit GHCCM’s website at For additional information email To volunteer, send your request to