The Fort Worth Business Press reports that the United Way of Tarrant County, located in Fort Worth, has awarded $50,000 to three finalists during its fourth annual KERNEL Live! Event. The competition is designed to foster collaboration and advance social innovation.
This year’s winners are:
First place, $25, 000 – Feel the Color
Feel the Color creates embroidered fabric tags with braille, alphabet lettering and symbols. These revolutionary tags enable the visually impaired, including those who are colorblind, the opportunity to feel the color of their clothes.
Second place, $15,000 – Tarrant County Furniture Bank Tarrant County Furniture Bank will provide a centralized location for furniture that social services agencies can turn to as a resource when assisting those transitioning out of homelessness.
Third place, $10,000 – Shared Housing Program The Shared Housing Program meets a need for affordable housing and supportive community for individuals overcoming homelessness and/or domestic violence; low-income families who are unable to afford market rent; and elderly homeowners struggling with living costs on fixed incomes.