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Christ Kitchen received The Neighborhood Champion Grant
November 14, 2019

News - Christ Kitchen received The Neighborhood Champion Grant

Kim Kelly wiped tears from her eyes as she took the stage at the Bing Crosby Theater on Thursday night and accepted a $50,000 check from Bank of America.

Kelly received the money as part of the first Bank of America Neighborhood Champion Grant to be given in Spokane, for her work as executive director of the nonprofit Christ Kitchen, which helps low-income women achieve financial and emotional stability by providing jobs and a community.

Joining Kelly on stage were 15 women recognized as Inland Northwest Women of the Year.

“You guys are what our women hope to be someday, and because you share your stories so openly, it gives them hope to know that they can do this too – that they can make an impact on our community,” Kelly said.

All this came after Karen Wickre, a former executive at Google and Twitter, and Tess Vigeland, a former host of NPR’s “Marketplace” and winner of an Edward R. Murrow Award, encouraged the audience to follow their gut and live their best lives.

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