Over $1,600.00 was awarded by the Washington County Youth Foundation for local nonprofits and youth directed community service this year.
$600.00 was awarded for the Happily Ever After Project which was initiated by the Youth Foundation several years ago to encourage our second and third grade students throughout the county to develop a love of reading. The grant money will be used to purchase books for participating 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms at all three school systems.
Amanda Dixon and Violet Lumley’s shared classroom at East Washington Elementary School will receive up to $345.00 for student service projects. Students will learn about different types of service and needs in Washington County and assist with meeting those needs.
The Youth Foundation also awarded the Washington County Food Bank and Domestic Violence Shelter $350.00 each for their ongoing needs to help the residents of our community.
The Washington County Youth Foundation is a group of students from our county committed to making Washington County a better place to live. They have members from Eastern, Salem and West Washington and others who can be sophomores, juniors or seniors at any school or are home schooled, but live in Washington County. They are involved in the community and wish to continue that involvement through their efforts in the Youth Foundation.
They learn about philanthropy by awarding grants to youth groups for community service projects. They also raise money for their fund with the Foundation so this idea can go on forever, and they perform community service. They are heavily involved in their early literacy project, the Happily Ever After Project and in between, they have a little fun!
Washington County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1993 to serve donors, award grants, and provide leadership to improve Washington County forever