South Slope Awards Non-Profits with Grants

South Slope Cooperative Communications and Aureon are pleased to announce that matching charity grants have been awarded to the North Liberty Community Pantry and the North Liberty Optimist Club. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local communities.

The North Liberty Community Pantry will use their grant funds to purchase coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens for distribution to struggling Pantry families. Over 650 families, the majority with children, have visited the pantry this year for basic food and clothing needs. Coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens are necessary for children walking to school and are required for children to participate in outdoor recess during the winter.

The North Liberty Optimist Club will use their funds for the Kid-Friendly Holiday Food and Winter Outerwear project which helps families in need through the Family Resource Centers at the elementary schools. The goal of the project is to provide sufficient foods to replace the breakfasts and lunches students would normally receive at school while they are off for winter break. Additionally, the program provides coats, snow pants, boots, mittens and hats to keep children warm all season long.

Grant applications are available at www.southslope.com/grants. Grants are awarded quarterly and amounts are determined by an independent charity grant committee.

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