The Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board recently awarded three grants, totaling $3,525, to local organizations:
Blessings in a Backpack of Plymouth received funding to assist in providing food to children. Blessings in a Backpack send food items home on Fridays during the school year with kids who don’t have food to eat at home. Kids must be on free lunch to be eligible to receive Blessings in a Backpack. To learn more or donate to Blessings in a Backpack contact Christine Garner at email@example.com.
Junior Achievement serving Marshall County received funding to provide JA curriculum in Marshall County classrooms for the 2016-2017 school year. The curriculum includes a caring, trained adult from the local economy who delivers professionally-written, hands-on, and engaging lessons focused on workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana received funding to assist with membership dues, camp fees and scholarships. The organization’s sole purpose is to provide girls in grades K-12 with the environment and opportunities necessary for them to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to fulfill their potential to become strong women and leaders.
The Operation Round Up program allows Marshall County REMC members to reach out to worthy causes in their community and work together to help others. Thank you to those members who round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar each month and to the Marshall County Community Foundation for making these donations possible. You have helped donate over $62,000 to organizations in the community!
The next round of grants will be awarded in January. Charitable organizations within the Marshall County REMC service territory are eligible to apply. Applications can be picked up at the REMC office or downloaded at www.marshallremc.com.