South Slope provides grants to Amana Fire Department, North Liberty Optimist Club and Junior Achievement
December 12, 2022
South Slope Cooperative Communications and Aureon are pleased to announce that matching charity grants have been awarded to the Amana Fire Department, North Liberty Optimist Club, and Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa. The Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegates funds to projects committed to the betterment of local communities.
Amana Fire Department will use their grant funds to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and an adaptor for their rapid intervention team (RIT) pack. The SCBA air packs keep them from inhaling toxic fumes.
North Liberty Optimist Club will use their grant money to purchase food and grocery store gift cards for families to use during winter break. Winter outerwear items will also be purchased. Having winter clothing and food available for students at elementary schools is a crucial community resource.
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa will use grant funds to purchase program kits used within the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids. The kits include lesson plans, student materials, and activities. The Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is a nonprofit organization that partners with school districts to teach kindergarten through 12th grade students. These program kits will help teach children about how money works, how education leads to career success, and how to start and run a business.