What summer break?

June 13, 2017

YOUR United Way gift is makes an impact throughout the year.  Here are some seasonal programs being supported by your donation this summer in Logan County.

Logan County Neighborhood Outreach Centers (pictured above) were able to hire two summer interns to maintain and expand activities and hours at their Chippewa, Russells Point, and Bellefontaine locations thanks to a $4,837 grant from our Community Impact Fund.

Second Harvest Food Bank is offering backpacks of non-perishable food and produce every Wednesday through August 2 to any child, grades K-12 who needs it thanks to a $3,600 grant from our Youth Allocations Committee.  Distributions are made at the Neighborhood Outreach Centers.  Click here to see about times and locations.

51 children who have had a parent or close family member die in the last year took part in the three-day Camp Braveheart grief camp at Marmon Valley Farm last week.  The event, annually conducted by Universal Hospice, is a recipient of an annual United Way allocation.

Families can enjoy the new Summer Movie Series in Mary Rutan Park on select Fridays thanks to a $2,000 to the Bellefontaine Joint Recreational District grant from our Youth Allocations that purchased a 16x9 foot inflatable screen and projection system.  This investment will be enjoyed for years to come.

50 students in grades 1-7 are participating in the Summer Enrichment Academy this week thanks to a $1,000 grant from Youth Allocations Committee.    

The Bellefontaine Police Department received a $5,000 Community Impact Fund grant to conduct their Outreach program in neighborhoods and parks to foster and enhance relations with residents.

The Summer Autism Academy will receive $1,700 from the Community Impact Fund to support out-of-classroom activities for their two dozen participants all summer.

Consolidated Care has received $2,151 from Youth Allocations to conduct an alcohol and drug prevention program in targeted neighborhoods throughout the county for middle school-aged children.

Union Station's Community Summer Program has received $5,000 in United Way support to offer scholarships for their seven-week series of all-day camp of life-skills and

Your United Way gift supports scholarships for opportunities at the Hilliker YMCA and Camp Willson.

Summer opportunities abound with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

So don't let the kids tell you they are bored this summer.  There's no excuse!